Friday, November 13, 2020

Pecan Pie Cookies #ChristmasCookies

Disclosure:  I received sponsor products to use in the creation of these recipes.  I did not receive any monetary compensation.  All opinions are my own. 

These delicious, tender cookies are like popping a tiny pecan pie into your mouth.  They are sure to be a hit on your Holiday Cookie Tray this year.

Pecan Pie Cookies

Today is the final day of Christmas Cookie Week.......

Welcome to #ChristmasCookies week where more than 25 bloggers are sharing cookie recipes perfect for your holiday celebrations. Hosted by Ellen from Family Around the Table, Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures and Heather from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks, we invite you to not only check out the recipes but enter the amazing giveaway found at the bottom of this post.

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Pecan Pie Cookies

I was excited to receive product from Millican Pecan Company, one of our sponsors for this event.  I have used their products in the past and knew that it is of the finest quality.  I received pecan halves, pecan pieces and pecan meal.  For this recipe I used the pecan pieces and then gave them a whirr in the food processor to chop them more finely.  

I used the pecan meal, with which I was unfamiliar prior to receiving it in this recipe for Pecan Crusted Pork Chops.  They turned out marvelous.

Millican's has also joined with the other sponsors to provide our readers with some marvelous prizes.  You will find a list of prizes and the raffle to enter to win at the bottom of this post.

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I knew I wanted to share this recipe with you because it is such a great foil for these wonderful pecans.  Then, when I went to make them, I could only find one of my mini muffin pans.  How does a pan just completely disappear from your cupboard?

Pecan Pie Cookies

So these took me twice as long to make but they are worth it. We snacked on a few and then I put the rest into a tin to go into the freezer.  They are perfect for Christmas but I'm pulling them out and serving them on Thanksgiving instead of baking a pecan pie to go along with the pumpkin pie this year.

I shared some Peppermint Patty Cookies with you on Monday and some delicious little Almond Shortbread Bites on Wednesday.  Some of the others posted each and every day.  You can find their cookies by following #ChristmasCookies on social media.

Don't forget to scroll past this recipe to enter to win one of the amazing gifts being raffled off.

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Yield: 48 cookies
Author: Wendy Klik
Pecan Pie Cookies

Pecan Pie Cookies

These delicious, tender cookies are like popping a tiny pecan pie into your mouth. They are sure to be a hit on your Holiday Cookie Tray this year.
Prep time: 20 MinCook time: 12 MinTotal time: 32 Min


  • 2 sticks butter, divided, room temperature
  • 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 3 T. corn syrup
  • 3/4 c. finely chopped pecans
  • 2 c. flour
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 t. vanilla


  1. In a small skillet, melt 1/4 cup of the butter.  Stir in the powdered sugar and syrup until sugar melts.  Add the pecans and bring to a boil. Cook stirring until well combined.  Turn onto a piece of parchment or aluminum foil and set aside to cool.
  2. In large bowl of stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the remaining 3/4 cup of butter with the brown sugar.  Add the egg and vanilla and beat until smooth and creamy.  Combine the flour and baking powder and gradually add to the butter mixture on low speed until combined.  Increase speed and beat until well blended.
  3. Using a small cookie scoop place some dough into each well of an ungreased miniature muffin pan.  Press with your fingers to mold it  covering the bottom and sides of the well.  Add a little of the pecan mixture into the depression in the dough.  It doesn't have to cover the bottom completely.  It will melt and fill out the depression as it bakes. 
  4. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes, until cookie is lightly browned.  Let cool in pan for about 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.


Adapted from a recipe found at Allrecipes.



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Time for the Giveaway


Prize 1: Tower of Treats from Millican Pecan Company

Assorted Pecan goodies in a tin.

Originally founded as the West Texas Pecan Nursery in the late 1800's, Millican Pecan is now in 5th generation ownership. Located in San Saba, TX, the family continues the tradition of pecan farming while also branching the business into the online world. The family also enjoys educating people about pecans. One winner will receive The Tower of Treats Gift Tins. The tower includes 3 decorative gift tins stacked on top of each other. The bottom tin includes our 2 lb. Chocolate Pecan Sampler, the middle tin is our Flavored Pecan Sampler and the top tin is an 8 oz. tin of Milk Chocolate Caramillicans (similar to Turtles). An $80 value.

Prize 2: An Assortment of Flavored Extracts from Adams Extract and Spices

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 In January 2013, Adams, one of the oldest continuously operated companies in Texas and one of oldest spice and extract companies in the United States, celebrated its 125th birthday and was awarded the Texas Treasure Business Award, an award sponsored by State Bill 920 that recognizes the accomplishments of Texas businesses that have provided employment opportunities and support to the state’s economy for at least 50 years and pays tribute to the state’s well-established businesses and their exceptional historical contributions toward the state’s economic growth and prosperity.

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Prize 3: A Set of Baking Pans from Anolon

Baking pans

Established in the 1950's, Meyer Manufacturing started by making and selling flashlights. In 1971 they started their journey into selling cookware. By 1986 they released the world’s first hard-anodized nonstick cookware which revolutionized the world of home cooking. Their nonstick surface didn’t flake or scratch easily.

Today they sell bakeware with nonstick interior and exterior made with a special sapphire-reinforced blend that is triple coated. NOTE: Color may vary from the photo above.

Prize 4: An Assorted Baking Box from Sweets & Treats

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Make Sweets & Treats your one-stop shop for all your holiday sprinkle needs. In addition to fun, festive and colorful sprinkles, Sweets & Treats offers cupcake liners, edible glitters, sugars, and more.

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  1. Definitely need to try these cookies! My favorite pie is pecan pie.

    1. I hope you are pleased with them Ellen. Thanks again for hosting a great event.

  2. I'm loving all those tasty pecans! My kind of cookie!

  3. Just printed out your recipe so I can make these cookies! They look marvelous!

  4. Those cookies bring back memories of my grandmother and the cookies she would make every Christmas!

  5. I have these on my to make list for the holidays! They look delicious

  6. I've never had pecan pie and these seems like the perfect way to try it!

  7. These are cute little pies. I love sweets that are bite sized

    1. Me too, especially when a bite or two is all you need to be satisfied.

  8. This is the kind of pecan pie I want to eat! Just the right size!

  9. I am definitely making these this year! Deliciousness!

  10. Such fun and delicious looking tassies!

  11. A favorite pie made into a cookie? Who isn't going to love that?!


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