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Pecan Pie Cookies

Updated: Dec 6, 2021

Pecan Pie Cookies

Yield: 16 cookies Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Cook Time: 20 Minutes

Cool Time: 1 Hour

Full Time: 1 Hour 40 Minutes

Sweet candied pecan cookies that everyone will love!



Candied Pecans:

- ¼ cup maple syrup

- 1/3 cup granulated sugar

- ¼ teaspoon sea salt

- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

- 1 cup pecans, chopped


- ¾ cup vegan butter, softened

- ¾ cups granulated sugar

- 2 tablespoon unsweetened plant-based milk

- 1 tablespoon cornstarch

- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

- ¼ teaspoon almond extract (optional)

- 2 ¼ cups all purpose flour

- ½ teaspoon baking powder

- ½ teaspoon salt

1. Pecans: Pre-heat oven to 300F/145C. Chop pecans and place on baking sheet. Roast pecans for 5-8 minutes, make sure they don't burn. In a pan, over medium-low heat, add maple syrup, sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Stir constantly until fully melted and thick. Add roasted pecans to the pan and coat completely. Spread candied pecans onto the baking sheet and allow to cool for an hour.

2. In a large bowl, add softened butter, beat with a hand mixer until smooth. Add sugar and beat until fluffy. Add in almond milk, cornstarch, vanilla, and almond extract. Mix until fully combined. Add one cup of flour with baking powder and salt, and mix until just combined. Mix in the rest of the flour, careful not to overmix. This mixture should feel similar to play dough.

3. Separate the dough into two portions, and roll into balls. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet, and flatten the dough. Place in fridge to cool for at least one hour.

4. After the dough has rested and cooled, pre-heat oven to 350F/175C. Line baking sheets (you may need 2 or you can bake in separate batches). Grab some dough and form into a golf ball sized ball. Press the top of the cookie with your finger to flatten slightly. Chop the pecans to loosen (they will be super sticky), and top the cookies with your candied pecans.

5. Bake the cookies for 10-13 minutes until lightly coloured. They may look underdone, but don't worry, they will firm as they cool.

6. Allow to cool, and serve! <3


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