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Pecan Cookie Ingredients

It's National Pecan Cookie Day

National pecan cookie day is September 29th and we bring you a simple and delicious recipe. Requiring only 6 ingredients, this cookie recipe takes about 12 minutes to bake so you can quickly have a sweet treat ready for any occasion.

Butter Pecan Cookies

Adapted from

Makes: 4 dozen


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1-1/2 cups pecan halves


In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, brown sugar and egg. Mix until well blended.

Slowly add flour and salt and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Roll 1 inch pieces of dough into balls and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Flatten balls with the bottom of a glass dipped in flour. Press a pecan into top of dough. Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly browned.