Pecan Praline Cookies

These yummy, buttery, brown-sugar pecan cookies are a favorite for holiday baking. For variety, make half of them with the powdered sugar coating and then roll the other half in cinnamon sugar.

Makes: 60Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 1 hour 45 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Makes: 60


  • 1 1⁄2 cups butter, softened
  • 3⁄4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups finely chopped pecans
  • Sifted powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar


  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  • In a mixing bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar until light. Stir in vanilla, and then stir in flour. Using your hands, mix in chopped pecans. The dough will be crumbly.
  • Shape dough into small balls about 1 inch in diameter. Place on prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until cookies are firm and lightly browned on bottoms. Let cool slightly, and then gently roll in powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar.