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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7 Responses to “Operation Baking Gals – Round 25 is Open for Registration”

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    teresacooks — October 24, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    My kids and I are going to join you! This is really cool!

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    Elizabeth — October 24, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    I joined a few weeks ago after reading one of your old posts about this. Your team wasn’t formed yet so I picked a different one. Maybe next month! I am so excited for this! GREAT idea!

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    theblogisthenewblack — October 24, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    I LOVE this idea. I’m going to look into this!

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — October 25, 2010 at 1:24 am

    I am seriously impressed with how much time you give to others and share your love of baking with those who need it most!

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    DaniD — October 25, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    YAY! I’m glad you’re back to doing teams…but I wish I had known earlier 🙁 already picked! Next time I’ll wait it out for you.

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    Nutmeg Nanny — October 25, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    I joined 🙂

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    teresacooks — November 15, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    We finally got our package done! Here’s a link to what I wrote about it: My 8 year old did the whole thing.

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