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
1 tsp vanilla
2-1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup candied pecans
Cream butter and sugars together.
Add eggs and vanilla and mix well. Slowly incorporate flour and baking soda. I measured my candied pecans and put them in a baggie.
Then I rolled them with a rolling pin to crush them into little pieces.
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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