1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup finely chopped pecans
Additional granulated sugar, for rolling
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until smooth and fluffy.
Add the egg and vanilla extract, continuing to mix until well combined.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt.
Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until a soft cookie dough forms.
Fold in the finely chopped pecans, ensuring they are evenly distributed throughout the dough.
Cover the cookie dough and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour, or until it’s firm enough to handle.
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Place some additional granulated sugar in a shallow bowl.
Scoop rounded tablespoons of cookie dough and roll them into balls. Roll each cookie dough ball in the granulated sugar until fully coated.
Place the coated cookie dough balls on the prepared baking sheets, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
Gently flatten each cookie with the bottom of a glass or a fork.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden.
Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Prep Time: Softening butter and pecan chopping | Baking Time: 10-12 minutes | Total Time: Pecan perfection!
Calories: Nutty goodness | Servings: Share the pecan love!
These Pecan Sugar Cookies are a delightful blend of buttery goodness and nutty crunch. Enjoy the nutty delight!