Brown Sugar Pecan Cookies Recipe

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Melinda Published: November 11, 2020 Modified: June 1, 2021
Brown Sugar Pecan Cookies Recipe

How To Make Brown Sugar Pecan Cookies

It’s always a good pairing between sugar and nuts and for this special recipe, we whip up crunchy pecan cookies you’ll surely enjoy.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 55 minutes



  • 2cupsall-purpose flour(scoop and level to measure)
  • ½tspbaking soda
  • ½tspsalt
  • 1cupunsalted butter,(softened)
  • 1cuppacked light brown sugar
  • 1largeegg
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • 1cuppecanstoasted
  • ¾cuppacked light brown sugar
  • 3/8cuphalf and half
  • 3 tbspunsalted butterdiced into 3 pieces
  • 1 ½cupspowdered sugarsifted
  • 28pcspecan halvestoasted


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

  2. In a medium mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking soda an salt for 20 seconds, set aside.

  3. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment cream together butter and brown sugar until well blended.

  4. Mix in egg and vanilla. Add in flour mixture and mix just until combined then mix in pecans.

  5. Scoop dough out and shape into balls, about 1 1/2 Tbsp each (or using a medium cookie scoop). Drop onto prepared baking sheets spacing them 2-inches apart.

  6. Bake in preheated oven until nearly set, tops should appear under-baked, about 9 minutes.

  7. Cool on pan several minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

  8. Frost with brown sugar icing and add a pecan to each immediately after frosting each one before the frosting starts to set. Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature.


  • Calories: 1567.10kcal
  • Fat: 22.35g
  • Saturated Fat: 12.07g
  • Trans Fat: 0.73g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.92g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.85g
  • Carbohydrates: 350.92g
  • Fiber: 0.72g
  • Sugar: 338.84g
  • Protein: 2.17g
  • Cholesterol: 55.80mg
  • Sodium: 1331.27mg
  • Calcium: 204.96mg
  • Potassium: 347.90mg
  • Iron: 2.27mg
  • Vitamin A: 158.73µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.08mg
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