9 Creative Pecan Cookie Recipes

Add toffee, granola, or bacon to add a little creativity to your pecan cookie recipes
Make these delicious pecan cookies this weekend.

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Make these delicious pecan cookies this weekend. 

Chocolate chip, oatmeal, and sugar cookies are the classics, but there are so many other delicious cookie combinations that you’re missing out on by sticking to the basics. We're made these days for pecan cookies — yes, pecan cookies. Imagine all the tasty ingredients of your favorite pecan pie recipe, then imagine them in a bite-size cookie.

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Making pecan cookies from scratch is easier than you think. All you need is flour, butter, powdered sugar, and pecans. If you want to cheat, you don't even need those — just use pecan cake mix. Christine Carlisle of the Chew Nibble Nosh blog uses butter pecan cake mix to make her cookies. She adds  eggs, oil, and pecans, just as if she were making a cake, then portions the batter out with a teaspoon. You can enjoy these pecan cookies any week of the year, but they are particularly useful if you’re looking for a new and simple dessert recipe for the holidays.

You can add toffee bites, bacon, granola, and more to your pecan cookies. Experiment and find out what works best for you. Here are a few recipes to get you started:

Butter Pecan Toffee Cookies

A delicious butter pecan toffee cookie recipe.

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A delicious butter pecan toffee cookie recipe.

You don’t have to always make cookies from scratch. For these butter pecan toffee cookies, just butter pecan cake mix. The cookies come out just as delicious, and you save time and effort.

For the Butter Pecan Toffee Cookies recipe, click here.

Ginger Oatmeal Pecan Cookies

A delightful ginger oatmeal pecan cookie recipe.

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A delightful ginger oatmeal pecan cookie recipe.

Be surprised by the delightful ginger taste within this classic oatmeal raisin cookie. — Tate and Lyle

For the Ginger Oatmeal Pecan Cookies recipe, click here.