December 19, 2017


Pecan Cookies


Long ago I fell for this cookie from a local cafe and tried to no avail to obtain the recipe through both Bon Appetit and Gourmet. Whenever I was near the cafe I would treat myself to this amazing pecan cookie, but I always held out hope for baking it in my own kitchen.

As luck would have it a good friend was given the recipe years ago and was kind enough to share it with me. This cookie will probably only be recognizable to those of you living in San Diego or Orange County and have eaten at this cafe. The rest of you will have to take my word for it that it is incredible.

Pecan Cookies With Lemon Glaze

1 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon sugar
3/4 pound butter
2-1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
1-1/2 cups chopped pecans

Cream butter and sugar together in mixer. Add remaining ingredients. Use a small muffin or ice cream scoop, form half spheres and place on parchment lined baking sheets. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Bake at 400 for 5 minutes and then reduce heat to 375 and bake for an additional 10 minutes. Remove to rack and let cool. When cooled place a dollop of frosting on each cookie. Yield: 24 cookies


2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
Juice of one lemon
Strips of lemon rind

Add lemon juice slowly into powdered sugar, making sure to keep the glaze very thick and viscous.

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3 thoughts on “Pecan Cookies

  1. three sticks of butter and only 24 cookies?

  2. I love anything with pecans, they give such a specific flavor and richness to any sweet. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe – a new addition to the cookie portfolio!

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