Pecan Sugar Cookies

"These make a light crisp sugar cookie and can be dipped in melted chocolate for something a little different. The recipe was printed in the Fall 2008 of Penzeys Spice Magazine."
photo by Jubes photo by Jubes
photo by Jubes
photo by Jubes photo by Jubes
Ready In:
70-80 cookies




  • In a large mixing bowl cream together the butter and sugar until light yellow; beat in eggs and vanilla.
  • Mix the flour together in a medium size bowl with baking powder and salt; add the flour mixture a third at a time to the creamed mixture blending well after each addition.
  • Fold in the chopped pecans and with lightly floured hands divide the dough in thirds and shape into logs about 10 to 12 inches in length.
  • Wrap each log in wax paper and refrigerate for 2 hours; slice the rolls of dough ito 1/4 inch slices and place on parchment lined cookie sheets.
  • Bake in a 375 degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until browned around the edges.
  • Remove cookies to cooling rack and allow to cool completely. When cool, melt the dipping chocolate in top of a double boiler and dip the cookies into the melted chocolate, place on wax paper to set.

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  1. Jubes
    Great cookies that were enjoyed by my family who give 5 stars. I made 60 cookies but did cut my cookies slightly thicker than 1/4 inch. I melted chocolate and drizzled over the tops of all the cookies rather than dipping them in the chocolate. Photo to be posted. Made for the Feb 2012 Recipe Swap in the Aus/NZ Forum. Updating the review to add- my wheat eating family have since declared these cookies to be the "best ever cookies" and I am now maing them for the 2nd time - 2 weekends in a row
  2. NurseJaney
    Made for Australia/NZ Swap #23. I, too, refrigerated overnight, which made the dough more handle-able. I got 60 cookies, of rather oblong shape, with a lovely, delicate pecan flavor. (Now I know why I usually stick to drop cookies !) Instead of chopping the pecans, I whirled them in the food processor to a tad larger than sand size. Thanks, Paula, for an addition to my holiday cookie plates.
  3. Leslie
    Excellent cookies! I ended up running out of time and refrigerating the "log" overnight. I baked them this morning and they turned out perfectly. I made an indentation with my thumb in the centre of the cookie and filled it with Raspberry jelly for a prettier look. Thanks for posting, these are great cookies! Made for Aussie Swap :)
  4. CarrolJ
    I wanted to show the versatility to this recipe. If you omit the nuts and the chocolate, you can use the basic sugar cookie recipe in many ways. That is why I posted this photo of the dessert pizza and my 2 granddaughters. We used this recipe for the crust of this pizza. This makes a very tasty cooky, too. Made for Fall PAC 2012.


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