16 Reviews

These were pretty good, but I'm glad I read the reviews and only baked them 15 minutes. Even that was too long as the bottoms were almost burned, so on the next batches I went 12 minutes. They taste almost exactly like Keebler Pecan Sandies, but a lot drier and more crumbly. I doubled the recipe and got just under six dozen cookies.

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Felix4067 April 06, 2009

I was so happy to have stumbled across this recipe. My daughter has egg and soy allergies and we had been buying a very expensive brand of pecan shortbread cookies which came 9 to a box for about $5-$6. I came to my trusted and most favorite recipe Web site and found this delicious recipe. I used about 1 3/4 cups flour and a little more than a cup of pecans. When I crushed my pecans with my nutri bullet, I almost made pecan butter...so be careful if you use that appliance. I also used salted butter, as it was what I had on hand. My cookies were perfect at 15 minutes. I personally thought they needed just a little more sugar but my husband and daughter say they are perfect. I used a tablespoon cookie scoop and got 42 cookies. I plan to freeze them so they will last a while. Thank you so much! Edited 4/23 to add that these are great frozen. Once baked, I cooked and froze and we eat them whenever we like. I have also used these for a base for fruit pizza and they were incredible!

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Michelle Figueroa April 23, 2014

Wow! I had to improvise a little using 2T shortning with the butter and, a little white sugar to complete the 1/2 c of dark brown that I had. Time to stock up the pantry for me ;) I did'nt have parchment but, they were fine on the sheet and moved to a rack right away. I pressed them to appx. 1/4 inch. The first ones took about 15 min the last few I upped the temp to 350 and they were done in 12.

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kannEvore September 07, 2011

I made these for my guests that were coming a very long drive to visit us, and these went down a real treat with a nice cup of tea when they arrived. I made them to the recipe with no changes and they were very nice, buttery and nutty. I had one as I am a diabetic and was only allowed one to try, but my guests loved them, and went away home with what was left for the kids. thank you for posting.

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Tea Jenny March 29, 2011

These are really good, simple cookies. 14 min at 325 worked for me. I used my small cookie scoop, make the balls and got a old yoghurt style container, put cling wrap on the outside, bottom of the container to gently press the cookies. No sticking, nice and flat. Cookies are delicious.

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Nabilah J. July 01, 2016

A most excellent recipe. I omitted the pecans and added some powdered sugar. The kids can't have peanuts. Then I rolled out the cookies and made cut outs for Easter. They were so good. It was hard not to eat more than one before I gave them to the church. I will be making these cookies often. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.

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Gayle B. March 27, 2015

Love, love, love pecan shortbread cookies! These were easy to make and delicious. I only had dark brown sugar, so I used 1/4 cup of it and 1/4 cup of white sugar. I didn't line my cookie sheets with anything and they did fine. Took about 13 minutes per batch to bake. I made 50 small cookies since it was for a party. Everyone loved them.

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Marg (CaymanDesigns) August 08, 2014

These were ok.. the baked fine, but the flavor just wasn't there. I used butter and fresh pecans and real vanilla, but they just didn't have a prominent flavor.

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Amberngriffinco December 06, 2009

I was happy to find this recipe to make for our Christmas cookie bags. We thought they were great and everyone loved them! Tony

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tonythurston51 January 11, 2009

These were a nice lightly flavored butter cookie. Easy to make and yummy. I baked mine about 20 minutes and would recommend making them small so the middle part bakes all the way. I gave these out as part of my Christmas cookie trays. Thank you for sharing!

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Karamia January 07, 2009
Butter Pecan Shortbread Cookies