Buttery Pecan Cookies

buttery pecan cookies

Recipe by Jackie Newgent, RDN

  • Makes about 36 cookiesServings


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 stick salted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans


Preheat oven to 375°. In bowl, whisk flour and baking soda. In large bowl, beat sugar and butter until creamy, about 2 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla, then flour mixture. Stir in pecans. Place tablespoonfuls of dough on 2 parchment-lined baking sheets, spacing 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake until golden brown, about 12 minutes. Cool on sheets on racks.