pecan pie cookie recipe

Better than Pecan Pie Cookies

If you like pecan pie, you will love these Pecan Pie Cookies. They're thin, caramelized bites of the rich, buttery pecan pie we've all come to enjoy!
Course Dessert
Keyword christmas cookies, cookie exchange, fall, pecan pie, thanksgiving
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Chill dough 30 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 235 kcal
Author Julie Blanner


  • 2 c brown sugar
  • 1 c salted butter softened
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 c flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 c pecan halves


  1. Beat brown sugar, butter and vanilla until fluffy.
  2. Add eggs. 
  3. Add flour, salt and baking soda and mix on low until just combined.
  4. Stir in pecans.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees while chilling the dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  6. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper, roll cookies into 1.25" balls and bake 8 minutes.
  7. Optional: add a crack of sea salt on top just after pulling them out of the oven.

Recipe Notes

Refrigerating the dough helps them hold their shape.

Chris suggests topping with whipped cream!

Nutrition Facts
Better than Pecan Pie Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 235 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 152mg6%
Potassium 77mg2%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 260IU5%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.