Butter Pecan Cookies

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by | Updated: December 4th, 2016

Ever reached into your pantry to pull out a rock-solid bag of brown sugar? That’s a sure sign your baking took a sabbatical. But if there’s any recipe that could reignite that (oven) flame, it’s good old fashioned butter pecan cookies. Their crisp, nutty edges blend into a soft, shortbread center that melts – like buttah – in your mouth. That caramel-tinted sugar will never go to waste again.

Butter Pecan Cookies Recipe

Butter Pecan Cookies


1 cup almond flour
2 Tbsp. light brown sugar
2 Tbps. ghee
½ tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg yolk
1 cup unsalted pecans, crushed


  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients (except pecans) until smooth and thoroughly mixed.Stir in crushed pecans
  2. Roll dough into balls, place on greased baking sheet and use your hands or a fork to flatten balls into cookies. Top each with a whole pecan for decoration (optional).
  3. Bake 8-10 minutes, or until golden and crisp on top.