Pecan Pie Cookies

As I mentioned the other day, I sent some cookies to a friend of mine from high school who is currently stationed over in Afghanistan as part of Operation Baking Gals (be sure to check back in Dec, I plan to lead another team). One thing that Jon mentioned that he loves is pecan pie. I obviously couldn’t ship a pie to him, so I hit up Google in an effort to find a pecan pie cookie.

Sure enough, I found a recipe quite easily and it looked pretty tasted. I whipped these up and Hubby and I both agreed they taste just like you would expect from a cookie form of pecan pie. They came together easily and once the dough is chilled, you just make them like thumbprint cookies and add a dollop of the filling. These would be great at any holiday gatherings coming up this year. And they freeze well too!!

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Pecan Pie Cookies

Ever wanted to make pecan pie in a more portable form? These cookies taste just like pie, but you can send them in the mail!

Yield: 3 dozen cookies


For the Cookies
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
For the Filling
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla


Heat oven to 350°F. Combine all cookie ingredients except flour and baking powder in large bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Reduce speed to low; add flour and baking powder. Beat until well mixed. Chill the dough in the fridge for an hour.

Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Make indentation in each cookie with thumb; rotate thumb to hollow out slightly.

Combine all filling ingredients in small bowl; fill each cookie with 1 rounded teaspoon filling. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets.

Recipe from Land O Lakes

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12 Responses to “Thanksgiving Two-Fer Bars”

  1. #
    Megan — November 25, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Oh my goodness – these sound fabulous! I made some delicious caramel-pecan bars, and I can just imagine how nice a pumpkin layer would be too!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. #
    Erin — November 25, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    Wow! These look awesome!

  3. #
    Engineer Baker — November 25, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Oh, I remember loving these! So glad you liked them as bars too!

  4. #
    Erin — November 25, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    I loved this last year! They look wonderful as bars!

  5. #
    nutmegnanny — November 25, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    What a delicious looking bar! I love all the Thanksgiving flavors…yum!

  6. #
    Coconut Recipes — November 26, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    Looks delicious!

  7. #
    Nanita — November 26, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Прекрасно предложение!Хубава вечер!

  8. #
    Kerstin — November 27, 2009 at 1:46 am

    I love this pumpkin/pecan flavor combo and the bars are so pretty!

  9. #
    Kevin — November 28, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    Those pumpkin bars look so good!

  10. #
    Erika — September 21, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Sooo happy I came across this recipe! I can’t wait to try these out when the holiday season rolls around.

  11. #
    Stephanie — November 2, 2010 at 1:52 am

    wow! I will have to try these–“they taste like Thanksgving”–SOld 🙂

  12. #
    naleśniki — November 26, 2014 at 2:53 pm

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