Butter Pecan Cookies for Tea Time

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  • 3/4 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup sugar plus more for coating
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour


  1. Preheat over to 350.
  2. On a baking sheet, toast pecans about 6 minutes, or until fragrant. Let cool, finely chop.
  3. With an electric mixer, cream butter and 1/3 cup sugar until light, about 1 minute.
  4. Beat in salt, vanilla, and flour, scraping down sides of the bowl, just until the dough comes together. Fold in pecans.
  5. Separate dough into 12 pieces; squeeze down to shape into balls.
  6. Roll in sugar. Place 3 inches apart, on a baking sheet topped with parchment paper. Gently flatten with the bottom of a glass (reshape sides if necessary).
  7. Sprinkle with sugar.
  8. Bake until golden brown, rotating halfway through, about 15 minutes.
  9. Cool cookies on a wire tack.

Recipe Notes

Note: Makes 12 cookies