Spiced Butter Pecan Cookies

Spiced Butter Pecan Cookies
Spiced Butter Pecan Cookies
Diamond of California
Spiced Butter Pecan Cookies

Pecan pie takes cookie form in this super simple recipe; your house will smell like the holiday season in no time thanks to seasonal spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. This recipe comes from Diamond of California.

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24
Servings
31
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the coating

  • ½  Cup  sugar
  • ¼  Teaspoon  ground cinnamon, such as McCormick
  • ⅛  Teaspoon  ground nutmeg, such as McCormick

For the cookies

  • ¾  Cup  pecans, such as Diamond of California®, chopped
  • ⅓  Cup  sugar
  • 1  Teaspoon  vanilla extract, such as McCormick
  • ⅛-¼  Teaspoon  salt
  • 1  Cup  all-purpose flour
  • ½  Cup  (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature

Directions

For the coating

Mix together the sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

For the cookies

Preheat oven to 350 degree F.

Spread the chopped pecans on a baking sheet or in a shallow pan. Bake, stirring once or twice, until lightly browned and fragrant, 7 to 12 minutes. Let cool. Leave oven set to 350 degrees F.

Beat the butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla, salt, and flour, and mix until the dough comes together. Fold in the pecans.

Shape into 2-inch balls. Roll the balls in the sugar mixture. Place 3 inches apart on a baking sheet. Gently flatten with the bottom of a glass, reshaping the sides if necessary. Sprinkle the cookies with the sugar mixture.

Bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Sprinkle with more sugar. Cool cookies on a wire rack.

Nutritional Facts

Carbohydrate, by difference
6g
5%
Protein
1g
2%
Calcium, Ca
1mg
0%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Folate, total
15µg
4%
Magnesium, Mg
2mg
1%
Phosphorus, P
9mg
1%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Water
1g
0%

Spice Shopping Tip

Spices and dried herbs have a shelf life too, and lose potency over time. The rule of thumb is, if your spices are over two years old, it's time to buy some new ones.

Spice Cooking Tip

Toasting whole spices before using them intensifies their aroma and flavor.