Here Is The Only Cookie Recipe You'll Need This Fall

Get your ovens started: the weather is cooling off, and baking season is upon us. This year when you are considering what treat to make for holiday baskets, fall bake sales, and office parties, consider this simple cookie that embodies all the flavors of fall.

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Easier than making a pecan pie, but with all the same great flavor, this Spiced Butter Pecan Cookie recipe will be a crowd favorite. Plus, you'll love the aroma of fall spices and brown butter wafting throughout your home

The dough and topping are easy to make. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. While the oven is heating, assemble your ingredients: three-quarters cup chopped pecans, a third cup sugar, a teaspoon vanilla extract, a pinch of salt, a cup of all-purpose flour, and half a cup room-temperature, unsalted butter. Toast the pecans for 7 to 12 minutes, until lightly toasted and fragrant. 

To mix the dough, cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl, for 5 to 10 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients minus the pecans, and mix until a soft dough forms. Fold in the pecans, and form two-inch balls. Place the cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet. Gently flatten with a cookie stamp or the bottom of a round glass. Sprinkle the cookies with a mixture of sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Allow the cookies to cool on a wire rack, and enjoy.

This simple, buttery, and delicious cookie recipe will see you straight through the holidays.

Angela Carlos is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Find her on Twitter and tweet @angelaccarlos.