Food Story: Raquel & Soft Pecan Cookies

Happy National Pecan Cookie Day! In celebration of this fabulous food holiday, today, we have a great food story from one of my newest foodie friends … Raquel from Organized Island.

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Hi everyone! I am Raquel from Organized Island. I am so excited to be here at Food Stories today.

Did you know that September 21st is National Pecan Cookie Day? Thank goodness for the Food Stories calendar, I knew this day was coming. So now that you know too, let’s celebrate with this soft Pecan cookie recipe!

When I was a little girl and we would visit my grandmother’s home, she would always be cooking something wonderful for us. The house smelled wonderful and she always had nuts in little bowls for us to snack on. There were no chips, just nuts and those little jelly candies shaped like slices of fruits. My grandmother was a terrific cook, and I really did not realize it at the time as I was only a little girl at the time. Later on in life, I realized she really was an amazing cook. I wish I could have asked her to share her recipes with me or show me how to cook. She died when I was ten years old, but to this day, I remember her often, especially when I am cooking. So I developed this recipe in her honor. I hope you enjoy it!

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2-1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup candied pecans

Cream butter and sugars together.

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Add eggs and vanilla and mix well. Slowly incorporate flour and baking soda. I measured my candied pecans and put them in a baggie.

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Then I rolled them with a rolling pin to crush them into little pieces.

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Add crushed pecans to the dough. Drop cookies onto a greased or teflon coated cookie sheet about 2 inches apart, because they will spread into a nice soft cookie. Bake for 8 minutes or until lightly browned.

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  1. I love pecans in cookies. These look awesome!

  2. What a great story and such delish soft pecan cookies.! I must try this recipe ~ I love pecans! Thanks for sharing this recipe!
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  3. Can’t say pecans are my favourite but in cookies, they ate irresistible :D
    Loving this my friend!

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  4. Kudos to CJ, for bringing your new friend onboard! Nice mtg u, Raquel! That’s a fab job on the cookies. I love snacking, so this is just perfect for me in front of the TV :)
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  5. Those cookies look fabulous!!! So nice to meet you Raquel :)
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  6. I love any kind of nuts in my cookies, biscottis etc.
    These look extra delicious and perfect for today’s holiday!


  7. Happy National Pecan Cookie Day C.J! Nice to “meet” you Raquel! Boy those cookies look yummy!!! I made Pecan Cookies for National Pecan Day too. They always make me feel so comfy and cozy. A perfect “tassie” to welcome the new season.

    Thank you so much for sharing…
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  8. These sound amazing! I love pecans and cookies, so the combination has to be good, right?!
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  9. What a great tip and these cookies look great. I really have got to get some pecans in the freezer this year. I think I have used every last one up!
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  10. my grandmother would always put out traditional indian desserts like gulab jamun and laddoos for us to munch on while we waited for her to serve dinner. oh the memories…hehe :)

    gtreat guest post and wonderful recipe. these cookies look chewy with a slight crunch coming from the pecans…mmmm!

  11. Those cookies look sooo yummy! I bet they are fabulous! I hope many will visit your blog! ;)
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  12. The cookies look absolutely delicious!
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  13. My grandmother had M&M’s instead of nuts. Isn’t it funny the things that remind us of them? Those cookies look divine.
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