Butter Pecan Cookies

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This easy homemade recipe for butter pecan cookies is full of buttery flavor in a soft and chewy cookie with toasted pecans and brown sugar. The toasted pecans are the star of this homemade cookie recipe from scratch and sure to be your new favorite. You will want to keep in mind that this easy bake cookies recipe does require some chilling before baking, with at least three hours to three days being recommended.

You can feel good about using healthy pecans in this easy bake cookie recipe. Pecans have a lot of pecan nutrition inside and can be used in a wide variety of healthy snack ideas. Pecans are an excellent source of dietary fiber, iron and protein with lesser amounts of calcium and Vitamin C. To bring out their flavor you can try toasting pecans or simply enjoy them raw. Pecans were a food that was widely consumed and traded by the Native Americans before the Europeans settled in North America. Pecans are a healthy food that can provide from two to five times more energy per unit of weight than that of wild game, and they require little to no preparation to eat. Pecans can be found on the ground are quite often still edible. Hollow tree trunks, which you can find plenty of in pecan stands, offer up excellent storage spots for both squirrels and adults alike.

This homemade cookie recipe from scratch calls for vanilla extract in the ingredients. The type of vanilla you use can make a difference in the overall taste of the cookies, with vanilla being available in a few options. You will find vanilla available in pure vanilla extract, vanilla paste, and vanilla beans. You will also find vanilla available as vanilla sugar along with vanilla infused syrups amongst. Most people rely on vanilla extract for their baking needs mostly because it's easy to find and fairly affordable. When purchasing vanilla extract try to avoid imitation varieties as they will have a weaker and sometimes tinny aftertaste. It pays to spend a bit more for good quality. Vanilla beans, are more expensive but offer the ultimate in flavoring and scenting baked goods. Vanilla beans are an almost waxy dark brown pod that is filled with thousands of little brown flavorful specks. When purchasing you purchase vanilla beans you want to make sure the beans are plump and smooth, and never dry. Vanilla beans should smell highly fragrant and have a slight shine to them. One advantage of using vanilla beans is the way the little black dots fleck throughout your recipe.

Thank you to Sally at the Sally's Baking Addiction site for sharing this easy to make cookie recipe for butter pecan cookies. This is just one of the homemade cookie recipes from scratch you will find on the Sally's Baking Addiction recipe site. On the recipe site, you will find all sorts of recipes from main dish to side dish, soups and salads, desserts, beverages and so much more. **

Nutrition Facts for: Butter Pecan Cookies From Sally's Baking Addiction
Ingredients: Pecans, unsalted butter, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, all-purpose flour, cornstarch, baking soda, salt.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 30 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 191, Calories from Fat 116, Total Fat 12.9g 20%, Saturated Fat 4.6g 23%, Cholesterol 29mg 10%, Sodium 130mg 5%, Potassium 61mg 2%, Carbohydrates 17.4g 6%, Dietary Fiber 1.2g 5%, Sugars 8.4g, Protein 2.5g, Vitamin A 4%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 2%,Iron 4%

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