Monday, April 15, 2024

Butter Pecan Cookies – Sugar Spun Run


My tender and chewy butter pecan cookies are made with toasted pecans, brown sugar, and loads of butter. They’re extremely simple to make with NO mixer and NO chilling required! Recipe features a how-to video!

Butter pecan cookies piled onto a white plate.

The BEST Butter Pecan Cookies

Followers of my current butter pecan cake will probably be thrilled to find these equally buttery, wealthy, and flavorful butter pecan cookies! These cookies make an excellent deal with year-round (I really like bringing them to events and potlucks!), however I particularly love them throughout the fall when pecans are in-season. Positively save this one on your vacation baking!

What’s to like:

  • Fast: No chilling required and simply 25 minutes of prep together with the scooping and rolling (in the event you determine to roll them!).
  • Simple: Since we begin with melted butter as a substitute of softened, there may be NO MIXER REQUIRED! Melted butter additionally actually infuses the butter taste all through the dough, which is essential since these are butter pecan cookies!
  • Unimaginable taste: Toasted pecans, toffee bits, loads of vanilla, and a sprinkle of sea salt…are you swooning over these cookies but?!
  • Mushy & chewy outcomes: My rigorously chosen substances (melted butter, darkish brown sugar, and an additional egg yolk) and baking approach (barely underbake) guarantee these cookies keep tender and chewy for days. Alternatively, in the event you’re searching for crunchy, buttery cookies, attempt my butter crunch cookies!

If you’re a pecan lover (have you ever tried my Italian cream cake?!), you might be completely going to like these cookies. I can’t wait to listen to how you want them!

What You Want

All of those substances are fairly primary (okay, toffee bits won’t be primary) and will already be in your pantry. Listed below are a couple of key gamers in right this moment’s recipe.

  • Toasted pecans. Toasting your pecans first is non-compulsory, however it’s going to give your cookies the most effective taste. I all the time advocate toasting your nuts and then chopping them; this helps them toast evenly and minimizes the possibility of burning in your oven.
  • Melted butter. Let your butter cool to the contact earlier than including your sugars, or you can soften the sugars and destroy your dough. No quantity of chilling will repair this, sadly.
  • Darkish brown sugar. Darkish brown sugar accommodates extra molasses, which enhances the flavors of the pecans.
  • Egg + egg yolk. An additional yolk creates tender, moist, and chewy cookies. Including a full additional egg would make the cookies unfold extra and would require a chilling step, which I needed to keep away from right here. Save the leftover egg white for candied pecans!
  • Toffee bits. These are non-compulsory, however I really like the additional taste and texture they add. Be happy to crush up some do-it-yourself toffee, or use toffee bits bought within the baking aisle at your grocery retailer. For those who seize the store-bought model, you’ll be able to even use the sort that’s coated in chocolate–yum!

SAM’S TIP: Measure your flour correctly, or you can find yourself with a troublesome, robust dough. This dough is already stiff, so including additional flour might make it VERY laborious to work with. I additionally advocate you add your flour steadily for this very purpose.

Bear in mind, that is simply an outline of the substances I used and why. For the total recipe please scroll all the way down to the underside of the submit!

The right way to Make Butter Pecan Cookies

  1. Stir the sugars into the cooled melted butter till mixed.
  2. Add the eggs and vanilla and stir nicely, then put aside.
  3. Mix the dry substances in a separate bowl, then steadily add them to the moist substances. I like to do that in three components and advocate you do the identical.
  4. Add the toasted chopped pecans and toffee items (if utilizing) and stir till included. The dough will probably be stiff–that is regular!
  5. Scoop the dough into rounded 1 ½ tablespoon balls and roll between your palms, if desired. Place 2″ aside on parchment lined baking sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes at 350F. Let the cookies cool fully on their baking sheets earlier than having fun with.

SAM’S TIP: Don’t over-bake your cookies! The sides needs to be a light-weight golden brown however the facilities ought to nonetheless appear tender and even only a trace under-baked. Allow them to cool fully on the baking sheet, the place they’ll end baking as they cool. It will preserve your cookies tender and chewy versus pulling them out of the oven when the facilities are agency and totally baked, which can really end in over-baked, laborious cookies.

Steadily Requested Questions

Why is my cookie dough greasy?

It will occur in case your butter is simply too heat whenever you add your sugars. Similar to when making brown butter toffee cookies, you have to let the butter cool to the contact (don’t let it re-solidify although) earlier than including the sugars, or the sugars will soften and the dough will probably be ruined. No quantity of chilling will repair this sadly, so the most effective factor to do is forestall it from taking place within the first place!

Why is my cookie dough dry?

It is a stiffer dough, but when yours is overly dry and received’t come collectively, you could have by chance added an excessive amount of flour. I like to recommend utilizing a kitchen scale to stop this.

Dry dough will also be attributable to including the dry substances abruptly as a substitute of steadily, which is why I like to recommend doing this step in a couple of components. Lastly, in case your cookies are so stiff they received’t unfold, simply flatten them on the baking sheet earlier than baking them.

Can I freeze the cookie dough?

Sure! These butter pecan cookies freeze nicely. Simply comply with the directions for drop cookies in my find out how to freeze cookie dough submit.

Simply take a look at that good tender and chewy texture! My favourite 🥰

Take pleasure in!

Let’s bake collectively! I’ll be strolling you thru all of the steps in my written recipe and video beneath! For those who do that recipe, make sure to tag me on Instagram, and you too can discover me on YouTube and Fb

Butter Pecan Cookies

My tender and chewy butter pecan cookies are made with toasted pecans, brown sugar, and loads of butter. They’re extremely simple to make with NO mixer and NO chilling required!

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