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Butter Pecan Cookies

Buttery and nutty, Butter Pecan Cookies are a chewy and delicious cookie that you will not be able to stop eating!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Butter Pecan Cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 343 kcal
Author Amanda Rettke-iambaker.net


  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans, roasted
  • 2 1/2 cups (312g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks or 227g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350º F.

  2. In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat butter for 1-2 minutes on medium-high. You want it to be lighter and creamy. Add in granulated and brown sugar and beat for an additional 2-3 minutes.

  3. Add in the eggs, one at a time, with the mixer on low. After fully incorporated, add in the vanilla.

  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt.

  5. With the mixer off, add in the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix on medium-low until just combined. Remove bowl from mixer and stir in roasted pecans by hand. Reserve about 1/2 cup for sprinkling on top.

  6. Drop 1 tablespoon of dough onto cookie sheet. Add a few pecan pieces on top of each cookie. (I prefer to add more as I love the flavor and texture.)

  7. Place baking sheet in the oven and bake for 9-11 minutes, or until cookies are set. They will be puffy and should not appear wet.