Pecan Pie Sugar Cookies Recipe

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Pecan pie on a sugar cookie? Yes, please! How can you possibly go wrong with this Pecan Pie Sugar Cookies Recipe? These easy homemade cookies scream sheer decadence. They’re perfect for parties, anniversaries, birthdays, holidays and any and every occasion and sometimes for no occasion at all. Yes, you don’t need a reason to indulge in this wonderful maple flavored pecan pie cookies. The sugar cookie is soft and buttery with a subtle vanilla fragrance so make sure you have a good quality vanilla extract ready for this recipe. A real vanilla extract will give these cookies a great hike in flavor. You could still use the artificial vanilla flavor, but your cookies won’t taste or come out the same. You don’t want to do that especially during the holidays do you? You can rely on brands like Madagascar or Neilson Massey for a high-quality real vanilla extract or use vanilla beans that you can find in any baking store. This recipe uses ingredients that are simple and everyday items like the butter, coconut milk, pure maple syrup etc. Even though they’re all frugal, it still makes sense to buy premium quality to get the best results. Quality ingredients are always the key to attaining the best flavor in cookies.

The best part about this soft sugar cookies recipe is that you can pretty much make them the way you want. In the place of using just butter, you can brown it up for a nutty aftertaste since browned butter is a very classic flavor that goes with pecans. You can fold lemon or orange zest to the dough to give it a refreshing citrus flavor. You can add cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice, coconut flakes, cookie butter, honey, or a hint of almond extract because these flavors blend well with a cookie recipe like this one. Add raisins, cranberries or chopped dates for that beautiful twist of natural sweetness. You can also add mint flavor to the cookie dough. For special events such as kids’ birthday parties, you can add rainbow sprinkles on top add a frosting with marshmallow fluff or even coat them in chocolate or add chocolate chips to make it look exciting and entertaining. If you like your cookies to be a bit crunchy, you may have to bake them a little longer than 10 minutes and wait until they turn slightly dark golden brown along the edges.

Make sure to place the dough two inches apart on the baking sheet or a good quality parchment paper before you transfer them to the oven, as the dough tends to expand a tiny bit. You don’t need to chill the dough before baking. You can whip the ingredients and bake them straight away in the oven. However, if you happen to use warm butter in this recipe, you might end up having flatter cookies. To avoid this, you can just pop the dough for about 20 minutes, and they will come out just right when you bake them.

Thank you to Heather Schisler at Passion For Savings website for sharing this delicious Pecan Pie Sugar Cookies Recipe with us. Do visit Heather’s website for more delightful dessert recipes. Heather is a busy mom of three kids and likes to spend her time taking care of them when she’s not blogging. You can also find more information on how to save money and live a frugal life on Heather’s website along with some great coupon deals. This pecan pie cookies recipe is a sweet treat everyone in the family will enjoy. Make them today for friends and family!

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