Butter Pecan  Cookies


Unsalted Butter Chopped Pecans Dark Brown Sugar Eggs Vanilla Extract All-Purpose Flour Cornstarch Baking Soda Kosher Salt Demera Sugar

Butter Pecan Cookies


48 Servings


 2 hrs 15 min

Step 1

Place the butter in pan over medium-low heat. Allow it to melt, then boil, then sizzle and turn nutty-brown.

Step 2

Pour the browned butter into a heat-safe dish, and allow it to cool and solidify.

Step 3

Place the solidified brown butter in a large mixing bowl, along with the brown sugar.

Step 4

Beat on medium-high speed until very pale and fluffy.

Step 5

Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla, mixing until combined.

Step 6

Add the flour, toasted chopped pecans, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt, mixing just until combined.

Step 7

Use a 1.5-tablespoon scoop to portion the dough into balls on the prepared baking sheets.

Step 8

Sprinkle the unbaked cookies with demerara sugar and press a pecan half into each one.

Step 9

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until set around the edges but still very soft towards the middle.

Soft Butter Pecan Cookies

Hi! I'm Allie!

When I find myself with a few free moments, I head straight for my kitchen!  I'm a former pastry chef who still loves to bake, & to share how easy and fun baking from scratch can be!