Butter Pecan Cookies

These are beautiful cookies to pack in small tins and give to friends and relatives.

Makes: 48Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 2 hours 40 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Makes: 48


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1⁄4 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 48 pecan halves


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine butter and vanilla. Gradually add salt and flour; blend well. Blend in chopped pecans. Chill dough for about 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • Shape cookie dough into small balls and place about 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Press a pecan into each ball. Bake for 20 minutes or until just browned on the bottoms. Let cool completely.