Pecan Thins

READY IN: 4hrs 45mins
Recipe by sugarpea

Delicate, shortcake-like cookies. They're dainty and make a great accompaniment to any light dessert, especially fruit or pudding. Cook time will vary; I posted for 1 dozen cookies baked at a time.

Top Review by Ducky

Nice cookie without being too sweet. I did have difficulty incorporating in the pecans (and I used only 1 1/4C) and rolling into logs. Once the dough was chilled, they cut easily and baked well. Thanks.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter.
  2. Gradually add sugar, beating well.
  3. Add egg and vanilla and blend well.
  4. Combine dry ingredients except pecans and gradually add to creamed mixture, beating well after each addition.
  5. Stir in pecans.
  6. Divide dough in half and shape each half into a 1 1/2" diameter log.
  7. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill 3 hours or until firm.
  8. Cut dough into 1/4" thick slices.
  9. Place 2" apart on lightly greased cookie sheet.
  10. Bake for 12 minutes or until lightly browned at 350°.
  11. Cool on wire racks.
  12. Can be stored in airtight container for several weeks.

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