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Pecan Pie Cookies

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If you LOVE the flavors of Pecan Pie then you NEED to check out my Pecan Pie Cookies! All the best flavors of your favorite pie wrapped up in a perfect cookie.

Pecan Pie Cookies stacked up.

Bake up a simple cookie with a dip in the center. When the cookies are cooled make an easy pecan-filled fresh caramel for filling and topping the cookies. Absolute pecan pie cookie perfection!

Ingredients for pecan pie cookies.

What do I need to make Pecan Pie Cookies?

  • all-purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • granulated sugar
  • cup butter
  • egg
  • vanilla
  • milk
  • brown sugar
  • pecans
  • heavy whipping cream
  • cinnamon

Notice you don’t need Karo syrup to make this recipe? The flavor of the butter and brown sugar make the caramel amazing and very real without the overwhelming sweetness of corn syrup!

Pecan pie cookie with a bite taken out of it.

Beyond needing a digital thermometer you won’t need any special tools or products to make these cookies. Everything for these is normal everyday tools you can find in your kitchen.

Do I need to refrigerate pecan pie cookies?

These cookies will be perfectly fine at room temperature for the first 24 hours. After that, you should refrigerate them. But they’re so good and the recipe only makes 12 so you may not have any left to chill.

Does the caramel in these cookies run everywhere?

NOPE! You use a digital thermometer to cook it to a softball stage so it’s set without being hard and crunchy. Just perfect for cookies.

pecan and caramel topped cookies.

Love Pecan Pie?

If you’re new here then you may not know that we LOVE Pecan Pie. A good old-fashioned pie made without corn syrup of course! The flavor of brown sugar, butter, and pecans makes the best most flavorful pecan pie you’ll ever taste.

And these pecan pie cookies are truly an extension of our favorite pie! In cookie form of course.

A cutting board with pecan pie cookies on it.

Here are all the versions of our favorite pecan pie recipes:

See what I mean?? We LOVE pecan pie!

Yield: 12 cookies

Pecan Pie Cookies

Pecan Pie Cookies stacked up.

Pecan pie cookies?? YES! Everything you love in a pecan pie but in cookies!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 TBSP milk
  • 1 egg, room temperature if possible

Pecan Caramel Topping

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  1. preheat the oven to 350°
  2. stir flour, baking powder, and salt together and set aside
  3. cream the butter and sugar together until soft and fluffy
  4. beat in the egg and vanilla
  5. stir in the dry ingredients into the wet until well combined
  6. divide into 12 balls, place on a baking sheet, flatten slightly and make a dent in the center
  7. bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes of until lightly browned
  8. before the cookies cool press lightly with a spoon
  9. cool the cookies completely
  10. when they're cool make the caramel
  11. combine the butter, sugar, and pecans in a small saucepan
  12. cook over medium heat stirring to keep it from burning
  13. once the mixture is melted and bubbling, reduce the heat a bit and cook and stir 3-5 minutes until the mixture measures 235° on a thermometer
  14. once it gets to 235° remove it from the heat, add the vanilla, cream, and cinnamon, and stir until well mixed
  15. top each cookie with a spoonful of the caramel
  16. serve once the caramel is cooled completely
  17. refrigerate after 24 hours if needed

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 389Total Fat 25gSaturated Fat 12gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 12gCholesterol 64mgSodium 116mgCarbohydrates 39gFiber 2gSugar 22gProtein 4g

This nutrition information was calculated using a computer program, results may vary.

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Laura is on a mission to teach modern family oriented women how to make old-fashioned foods new again. A wife and mom of 3 boys, Laura understands the struggles of trying to serve a home-cooked meal each night. She provides recipes and cooking hacks for busy moms to create dishes they may think take more time or skill than they have to make. Read more...

3 thoughts on “Pecan Pie Cookies”

  1. That pecan caramel topping OMGosh! So delicious. I could put that one anything 😉
    We loved these cookies so much, they didn’t last the day!


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