Pecan Pie Cookies

“My family loves pecans. In fact, we have pecan pie at Thanksgiving and these pecan cookies at Christmas.” —Julie McQuiston, Bradenton, Florida

Fall Cookies - Pecan Pie Cookies recipeTaste of Home
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
3dozen 45minutes 10minutes
Servings Prep Time
3dozen 45minutes
Cook Time
Portions: dozen
Portions: dozen
  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Shape into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Using the end of a wooden spoon handle, make a 1/2-in.-deep indentation in the centre of each ball. Combine filling ingredients; spoon into cookies.
  3. Bake at 350° for 9-11 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 1 minute before removing from pans to wire racks. If desired, top with frosting.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 128 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 50mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fibre), 1g protein.