All time FAVORITE Butter Pecan Cookies

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This healthy cookie recipe is just one of the ways you can enjoy pecans. It’s well known that pecans are the most celebrated nut in the South. And so is this cookie recipe, it's an all-time favorite and can be enjoyed any time of year. The cookie dough for this healthy cookie recipe must be chilled before baking. By chilling the cookie dough, the butter has some time to solidify which results in a chunky, thicker and chewy cookie. If you bake these butter pecan cookies immediately after preparing the cookie dough. The taste of these cookies will be good but, they spread perfectly and become thin and crispy. It is recommended chilling the cookie dough for at least an hour to help give the cookies a crispy edge and chewy center. If you like, you can sprinkle the tops of the cookies with some additional toffee bits before baking to give a little extra toffee crunch. This step is completely optional, but something you might like to try.

The best way to enjoy this cookie recipe is slightly warm. The caramel flavor of the cookie dough is rich and buttery, and you can’t go wrong serving them warm. When using the freshest of dairy, you can keep this cookie dough recipe in the fridge for up to three days before baking them for a great time saver. Another tip for these cookies is to serve them warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of caramel for a butter pecan caramel sundae. For this healthy cookie recipe, you'll need all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, butter, light brown sugar, granulated sugar, pure vanilla extract, eggs, pecan pieces, and English toffee bits.This is a heathy cookie recipe you will be sure to try again. For the full step by step healthy cookie recipe, you'll want to take a look at Melissa's Southern Style Kitchen site.

Once pecans are toasted in the oven, some might say they have the best crunch of all nuts. Pecans are great on their own as a pre-dinner snack or tossed into salads, but they also retain their buttery crunch when baked into bread recipes and healthy cookie recipes. All those nooks and crannies on the top, are perfect for collecting spices or holding a bit of sauce. Pecans are in fact a member of the hickory family, and pecan trees can continue producing pecan nuts for hundreds of years. Pecan harvest happens in the fall, which is mostly likely why pecan pie became such a prominent Thanksgiving recipe staple. These nuts have a high-fat content, which may cause them to go rancid quickly. You want to buy pecans as fresh as you can find them and then keep the pecans in the freezer for longer-term storage. Some of the popular pecan recipes you can try to include Old-Fashioned Pecan Pie recipes, Classic Southern Pralines, Pearl Couscous with Mint and Pecans, Goat Cheese Pops with Herbs, Bacon, and Pecans, and Pecans and Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies with Cherries and Pecans and more. Toasting pecans are easy enough to do, start by preheating the oven to 350°F. Lightly spritz a baking sheet with some cooking spray. Then put them on a baking sheet and toast them just until they become aromatic about five minutes. You have to make sure and watch them carefully as they are easily scorched.

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