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Butter Pecan Melt in Your Mouth Cookies

The title says it all... buttery cookies studded with toasted pecans, rolled in sugar and that absolutely melt in your mouth!
Prep Time7 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 cookies
Author: The Chunky Chef


  • 3/4 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature 1 stick
  • 1/3 cup sugar plus more for coating
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all purpose flour


  • Preheat over to 350 degrees.
  • On a baking sheet, toast pecans about 6 minutes, or until fragrant. Let cool, finely chop.
  • Using a stand or hand mixer, cream butter and ⅓ cup sugar until light, about 1 minute.
  • Beat in salt, vanilla, and flour, scraping down sides of bowl, just until dough comes together. Fold in pecans.
  • Shape dough into small golfball sized balls.
  • Roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart, on a baking sheet. Gently flatten with the bottom of a glass.
  • Sprinkle with additional sugar if desired.
  • Bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes, rotating the baking sheet halfway through.
  • Cool cookies on a wire rack.