Pecan Pie Cookies

“My family loves pecans. In fact, we have pecan pie at Thanksgiving and these pecan cookies at Christmas.” —Julie McQuiston, Bradenton, Florida

Pecan Pie Cookies recipeTaste of Home
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
3dozen 45minutes 10minutes
Servings Prep Time
3dozen 45minutes
Cook Time
Portions: dozen
Portions: dozen
  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Shape into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Using the end of a wooden spoon handle, make a 1/2-in.-deep indentation in the centre of each ball. Combine filling ingredients; spoon into cookies.
  3. Bake at 350° for 9-11 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 1 minute before removing from pans to wire racks. If desired, top with frosting.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 128 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 50mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fibre), 1g protein.