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A small plate with Pecan Pie Cookies on it. Each cookie is round and golden brown, with a center indentation filled with chopped pecans and caramelized brown sugar.
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Pecan Pie Cookies

These unique cookies are full of great pecan flavour, have a great texture, and are so pretty to look at. What more could you want in a cookie?
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Holiday
Servings: 20 Cookies
Calories: 222kcal
Author: Marie Porter


2 Baking Sheets
Parchment Paper



  • ¾ Cup Butter Room temperature
  • 1 Cup Light Brown Sugar Firmly packed
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder


  • 1 Cup Chopped Pecans
  • ½ Cup Light Brown Sugar Firmly packed
  • ¼ cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch Ginger, Cinnamon, and/or Cloves Optional*


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla, continue beating until egg is fully incorporated and mixture is once again smooth and fluffy.
  • Add baking powder and flour, continue beating until mixture is uniform, with everything incorporated. Set dough aside.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, mix pecans and brown sugar with spices, if using. Add in heavy cream and vanilla, mix until well combined.
  • Roll cookie dough into balls that are about 1.25″ in diameter, and place them on cookie sheets – leave about 2″ between the cookies.
  • Gently use thumb to press down in the middle of each cookie, making an indentation. Roll thumb slightly to stretch the indentation out a little.
  • Fill each indentation with about 1 teaspoon of pecan filling
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, until lightly browned.
  • Allow to cool on sheets for 5 minutes or so, before gently transferring to a rack to fully cool.


* If you’re looking to make these exactly as we did for our cookie trays, I used a pinch each of all 3 spices in the filling


Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 94mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 271IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg