Pecan Pie Cookies
Originally published September 22, 2011, Updated on 10/10/20
I’ve been a bit conflicted over posting this Pecan Pie Cookies recipe.
Generally speaking, every recipe I post is something that I’ve either developed completely from scratch, or a family recipe that I’ve tweaked over the years.
Sometimes, it’ll be a “Frankenstein” recipe, utilizing bits and pieces of ingredients and techniques of several of my recipes - like my Jamaican Beef Patties recipe.
This pecan pie cookies recipe? I’ve had it for years, but I now have NO idea where it originally came from.
I’m pretty sure it came from one of the posters on a cake forum I used to frequent, but who specifically, or where SHE got it from? No idea. It looks like it’s since become a popular recipe out there on the interwebs, though!
Anyway - way back when - I asked for permission to use this recipe as a holiday offering through Celebration Generation... and the cookies always got rave reviews. (I know this much, at least, because I asked permission for any not-my-own recipes, when starting out!)
I can’t count how many times I’ve been asked for the recipe! What with the weather cooling down, I figure it’s cookie making season, and time to share it!
I don’t think I have contributed any major changes to the recipe (It’s been too long to remember!), but I like to add a couple pinches of spice to the filling, as noted.
Hope I’m not losing any baker’s cred by posting this, but I know it’ll make a bunch of people happy. Plus, I think the photos are just too pretty to NOT share.
(A note on the updated photos: I redeveloped this recipe for inclusion in Beyond Flour, as a gluten-free Pecan Pie Cookie... and those are the photos now shown here.
They look exactly the same, I’m just too lazy to make and shoot a batch of full-gluten cookies for the photos!)
More Holiday Treats
Looking for more inspiration for your holiday goodies tray? Whether Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, or any of the other holidays, here are a few ideas for you!
Blood Orange Cranberry Toffee
Boozy Chocolate Haystack Cookies
Candied Orange Slices
Creme de Menthe Nanaimo Bars
Festive Easy Fudge
Gluten-Free Fruitcake Cookies
Pecan Pie Cookies
Sweet Ecstasy Cookies
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Now, on to that Pecan Pie Cookies recipe!