Growing up in the South I found myself on the floor at my aunt or grandmother’s house cracking, shelling and eating pecan nuts from a neighbor’s home. Pecans were a delicious snack in my family. My mother loved nuts of all kinds and I grew up with the same appreciation. It’s no wonder when I came across a pecan cookie recipe, the six-year-old inside of me leaped for joy.
This cookie combines several different textures and is one that can be stored raw or baked. Looking for a sweet treat in the middle of the night this is a perfect one. Need a Sunday brunch idea? Add these delicious cookies to a spread of fruit, your favorite hot meat, and some eggs. I assure you this will be a crowd pleaser.
Now, growing up in the South, while I loved a good shelled pecan I was very picky about what they were served in outside of its natural state. I know some people love pecan pie. It was never really my thing. I’m more of an apple pie kind of girl. But then again, I’ll take a delicious vanilla cake over a pie any day of the week.
- 1 cup softened butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 2 whole eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 2 cup quick cooking oats
- 1 1/2 cup crispy rice cereal
- 1 cup finely chopped (and) toasted pecans
- In a large bowl add the softened butter, graulated sugar and brown sugar.
- Cream butter and sugars until fluffy (3-5 min) depending on mixer speed.
- Add eggs and vanilla; beat until smooth
- Combine dry ingredients (flour, baking soda and baking powder).
- Slowly add dry ingredients until incorporated
- Stir in oats, cereal and pecans.
- Shape dough into 3-4 separate logs.
- Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees
- Cut dough into 1/4 inch slices and place 2 inches apart on a greased (or parchment lined) baking sheet.
- Bake 8-10 min or until bottoms are lightly browned.
- Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool.
- Unbaked logs can be frozen up to 2 months. Double wrap dough in plastic wrap, then aluminum foil and placed into a Ziploc freezer bag.
- Store baked cookies in a cookie tin