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Butter Pecan Cookies

  • Author: by Mary
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 mins
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 18 1x


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  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter (room temp)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups AP flour
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans


  1. With a mixer, cream together the sugar and butter until smooth. Add the egg, and again mix until smooth before incorporating the vanilla extract.
  2. Whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt before adding the dry ingredients to the butter in the mixing bowl.
  3. Mix until the ingredients have just come together, then add the chopped pecans and mix again only to incorporate. If the dough is sticky, refrigerate for 30 minutes (my house is cold enough that this wasn't necessary).
  4. Preheat the oven to 350F, and line a baking sheet with parchment. Scoop dough in ⅛ cup balls and place 2" apart on the baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are set but not yet browning. They will not look very done! Remove, let cool for two minutes on the pan, and then move to a rack to fully cool.