Butter Pecan Cookies

10 Feb

INGREDIENTS

3/4 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/3 cup sugar, plus more for coating
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. On a baking sheet, toast pecans until fragrant, about 6 minutes. Let cool completely; finely chop.
  2. With an electric mixer, cream butter for about a minute. Add 1/3 cup sugar and cream until light, about 1 minute more. Beat in vanilla, salt, and flour, scraping down sides of bowl, just until dough comes together. Fold in pecans.
  3. Using your hands, shape the dough into balls about 1 1/2 inches wide (should make 12-14 cookies). Roll dough balls in sugar and place 3 inches apart, on a baking sheet.
  4. Gently flatten with the bottom of a glass or measuring cup (reshape sides if necessary). Sprinkle with sugar.
  5. Bake until golden brown, rotating sheet halfway through, about 15 minutes. Sprinkle with more sugar. Cool cookies on a wire rack.

Recipe adapted from Simply Recipes

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