Easy pecan cookies

Easy pecan cookies

These are really easy to make pecan cookies that will be devoured in no time flat. They are crisp with a toasted pecan on top and covered with a dusting of icing sugar which makes them completely irresistible. Make more than one batch of these pecan cookies and store a few for yourself out of reach or you will need to fight for every last one. (makes about 20)

What you need

60g butter
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/4 cup icing sugar
½ cup flour
1/3 cup pecans finely chopped or blitzed in a blender
Handful of whole pecans

The process

Add the butter, icing sugar and vanilla essence to a bowl and beat well until smooth. Add the chopped pecan nuts and sift in the flour.

Stir to combine and then roll teaspoon size balls with your hands and place them on a greased and lined baking tray, leaving about a 3cm gap all around to allow for spreading.

Place a whole pecan on top of each ball and press down lightly, don’t flatten them, they will spread during baking.

Bake in a 180 Celsius oven for 15minutes or so until lightly browned. Remove from the oven and allow them to cool and crisp up.

Give them a dusting with sifted icing sugar.

That’s that, you have foolproof pecan cookies.

Store them in an airtight container.

Here is a chocolate pecan cookie recipe for you to try as well.