Pecan Pie Cookies

Pecan Pie Cookies
Pecan Pie Cookies

Pecan pie has a special place in our hearts! If there’s pie for dessert, it’s going to be pecan pie, no matter the time of year – not just reserved for Thanksgiving.

Pecan pie offers the perfect blend of a sweet, caramel-like, nutty filling encased in a flaky pastry crust. We like to serve it with fresh whipped cream, creating a rich and decadent treat. These cookies capture those same delightful flavors!

While pecans are always a great addition to cookies, these aren’t your average cookies. These cookies feature thin, flaky crusts with a layer of the incredible nutty and caramel-like pecan pie filling we adore.

The key to success with this recipe lies in the consistency of the filling. If it’s too runny, it will spill out of the mini crusts. If it’s too thick, it won’t spread to fill the crusts and caramelize on the edges.

To begin, you’ll mix all the filling ingredients and then stir them constantly over low heat until the mixture thickens slightly. Slow and steady is the way to go with this recipe!

You’ll want the filling to be just a tad thinner than pudding so that it spreads easily once it’s added to the crusts. If you happen to cook it a little too long and it thickens too much, you can mix in up to 1 extra tablespoon of corn syrup to achieve the right consistency.

Discover the delightful fusion of pecan pie and cookies in this scrumptious dessert known as Pecan Pie Cookies. With a buttery, nutty filling and a tender cookie base, these treats encapsulate the essence of classic pecan pie in a convenient, bite-sized form. If you’re looking for a charming dessert that’s perfect for any occasion, Pecan Pie Cookies are the answer.

The Story of Pecan Pie Cookies:

Pecan Pie Cookies are a modern twist on a beloved classic. Pecan pie itself is a time-honored Southern dessert, and these cookies bring that cherished flavor to a portable, easy-to-share format. The story of these cookies revolves around the desire to enjoy the goodness of pecan pie without the need for a fork or plate.

Why You Should Make Pecan Pie Cookies:

  • Pecan Pie Flavor: These cookies encapsulate the rich, nutty, and slightly caramelized essence of traditional pecan pie.
  • Portable Delight: Enjoy the flavors of pecan pie on the go with these convenient cookies.
  • Easy to Share: Pecan Pie Cookies are perfect for gatherings, potlucks, or as delightful homemade gifts.

How to Serve Pecan Pie Cookies:

Serving these delightful cookies is a breeze:

  1. Platter or Tray: Arrange the cookies on a serving platter or tray, allowing their golden and nutty tops to shine.
  2. Garnish (Optional): If you’d like, add a drizzle of caramel or a sprinkle of powdered sugar for a touch of elegance.
  3. Enjoy: Savor the sweet, nutty, and buttery flavors in every bite of Pecan Pie Cookies.

What Goes Well With Pecan Pie Cookies:

Pecan Pie Cookies pair wonderfully with various accompaniments:

  • Ice Cream: Serve them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a delightful hot-and-cold combination.
  • Coffee or Tea: Enjoy with a cup of your favorite hot beverage for a cozy treat.
  • Whipped Cream: Top with a dollop of whipped cream for an extra layer of indulgence.

How to Store Pecan Pie Cookies:

If you have extra Pecan Pie Cookies, here’s how to keep them fresh:

  1. Cool Down: Allow the cookies to cool to room temperature.
  2. Storage Container: Store them in an airtight container to maintain their texture and flavor.
  3. Enjoy at Room Temperature: Pecan Pie Cookies are often best enjoyed at room temperature.

Tips for Pecan Pie Cookies:

  • Pecan Halves: Place a pecan half on top of each cookie for a traditional pecan pie appearance.
  • Even Scoops: Use a cookie scoop to ensure uniform cookie sizes for even baking.
  • Caramel Drizzle: Elevate the cookies by drizzling them with a warm caramel sauce for an extra layer of sweetness.

Now, armed with these insights and tips, you’re all set to create a batch of delectable Pecan Pie Cookies. Whether you’re preparing them for a special occasion, sharing them with loved ones, or simply indulging your sweet tooth, these cookies are sure to bring joy with every nutty and buttery bite.

Pecan Pie Cookies

"Discover the delightful fusion of pecan pie and cookies in this scrumptious dessert known as Pecan Pie Cookies."
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pecan cookies, Pecan pie
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12


  • 1 prepared single pie crust homemade or purchased
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • ½ cup pecans chopped
  • cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup corn syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • teaspoon salt
  • optional ¼ cup semi sweet or milk chocolate chip for decorating.


  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a large non-stick pan, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Add the chopped pecans, brown sugar, corn syrup, and a pinch of salt. Stir in the pan until the mixture slightly thickens, reaching a consistency similar to pudding. Be careful not to overcook; you want it just slightly thickened. Once done, remove it from the heat and set it aside.
  • Unroll the puff pastry sheet and use a 3-inch cookie cutter to cut out circles. Gently fold up the edges of each circle to create a small border.
  • Spoon approximately 1 tablespoon of the pecan mixture into the center of each pastry circle.
  • Place the filled circles on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (important for easy removal) and bake for about 8 minutes, or until the filling is just set.
  • Once baked, remove the pastries from the oven and let them cool on a wire rack.
  • Place the chocolate chips in a small Ziploc bag (use a well-sealing brand). Microwave the bag for about 15 seconds or until the chocolate is mostly melted. Snip off a tiny corner of the bag, and drizzle the melted chocolate over the cooled pastries.
  • Allow the chocolate drizzle to cool and set. Enjoy your delicious pecan and chocolate pastries!

Written by P. Powel

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