Brown Sugar Pecan Cookie Recipe

Brown Sugar Pecan Cookies

This cookie recipe can easily be mixed either by hand or with an electric mixer. If you want to make turkey cookies like the ones pictured here, you will need about 60 small pecan halves for decorating the finished cookies.
45 minutes
10 minutes
1 hour
Brown Sugar Pecan Cookie Recipe
  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter, Softened
  • 2/3 cups Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Lightly toasted Pecans

Place in medium saucepan over medium heat and cook 5 to 7 minutes until browned, swirling frequently:
Butter, cut into 4 pieces

Let cool completely. Stir in until thoroughly blended:
Light brown sugar

Whisk together then add:
Whole wheat flour

Stir until completely incorporated.

Stir in:
Pecans, chopped fine

Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill until firm. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough out on a lightly floured counter to 1/4 inch thickness and cut with your favorite Ann Clark cookie cutters, then transfer cookies onto cookie sheets that have been lined with parchment paper or silicone liners. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, until lightly browned around the edges. Let cookies cool slightly on cookie sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Frost cookies if desired before serving.

My favorite shapes for Brown Sugar Pecan Cookies include the Turkey cookie cutter, the Pumpkin cookie cutter, and the Oak Leaf cookie cutter.