Buttery 5-Ingredient Pecan Pie Cookies Recipe: A Bite of Pecan Pie Anytime (20 Minutes) by 30Seconds Food

Buttery 5-Ingredient Pecan Pie Cookies Recipe: A Bite of Pecan Pie Anytime (20 Minutes)

Many of us are fans of pecan pie and butter pecan ice cream – so why not buttery pecan pie cookies? This moist pecan pie cookie recipe has just five ingredients and will put a big smile on your face. It's like a bite of pecan pie anytime you want one. 

The smile comes because these delicious cookies are sweet, crunchy, buttery and moist. It's the perfect cookie combination (and feel free to serve them with a scoop of ice cream)! 

To make these easy and delicious cookies you will need butter, sugar, vanilla extract, flour and pecans. The low-sodium cookies bake up in less than 20 minutes and smell divine!

If you like pecan pie, you will love these pecan pie cookies. Serve these fall-inspired treats for dessert, as a sweet snack or put them on your holiday dessert table. Everyone will love them!

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 13 to 15 minutes
Total Time: 18 to 20 minutes
Servings: 12


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Recipe Notes

  • If you want these cookies to be gluten-free, use gluten-free flour. 
  • This recipe can easily be doubled to make 24 cookies.
  • Store the cookies in an airtight container.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. With an electric mixer, beat the butter until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. Add the sugar and continue to beat for 1 more minute. Add the vanilla and flour. Stir until just combined. Fold in the pecans.
  2. Roll the dough into balls and place on a cookie sheet. Using the bottom of a drinking glass or measuring cup, flatten the cookies.
  3. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 13 to 15 minutes or until lightly golden. Remove and allow to cool before serving.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 146

Total Fat: 9.6g

Saturated Fat: 5.1g

Cholesterol: 20mg

Sodium: 55mg

Total Carbohydrate: 13.9g

Dietary Fiber: 0.5g

Total Sugars: 5.8g

Protein: 1.4g

Vitamin D: 5mcg

Calcium: 6mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 25mg

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Elisa Schmitz
These cookies look so crazy good. I absolutely cannot wait to make them! #yum
So simple and so delicious...
Ooooh, I want this with butter pecan ice cream on top! 😋
OMG! Good thing I didn't throw out the pants I wore before losing weight. I may need them again!

Do you think there would be a problem doubling the recipe so I can add them to goodie bags for friends and neighbors? Thanks!
Elisa Schmitz
Hi terrymovold ! I know, right? This recipe is SO good. You absolutely could double it so you have plenty to share. Let us know how it turns out for you! Donna John
Sure will, and thanks so much for the quick reply. I appreciate it!
Plain flour or self-rising? Thank you
Donna John
All-purpose flour.
Thank you, going to make them tomorrow!
Elisa Schmitz
We hope you enjoy this easy, delicious cookie recipe! YUM. Let us know how they turn out for you, Indie . Donna John
Lena Elkins
Is their recipe for thes cookies using gluten free flour?
Donna John
You could use 1:1 gluten-free flour instead of all-purpose flour. We will definitely get more gluten-free cookie recipes for you! Lena Elkins
Lena Elkins
Thank you Donna you are very kind.
Renee Strodder
The cookies looks delicious, which butter should I use salted or unsalted? Thank you.
Donna John
Either butter works fine. I've used both.

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