Butter Pecan Cookies for Tea Time

These tasty butter pecan cookies are a delicious treat for tea time. Serve with a warm steaming pot of your favored brew and reward your self for all that you do! A few pointers: the cookie dough will be crumbly, however after you form into round balls, they may keep their form. Make certain you turn the sheet within the oven halfway through baking for even browning.

This is the correct cookie to present for the vacations, and as a hostess present. They are so easy to make, you can double the recipe, and they are a actual crowd pleaser. Package as shown within the photograph above and simply wrap with cellophane and a quite bow! Another lovely excursion present concept is my prize worthy recipe for pecan buttercrunch. Adapted from a chocolate textbook from the Culinary Institute of America, it’s far foolproof, so delicious, and I urge you to try it. Your friends and family will harass you for the recipe!

Butter Pecan Cookies for Tea Time


  • 3/4 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup sugar plus more for coating
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 cup all purpose flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350.

  2. On a baking sheet, toast pecans about 6 minutes, or until fragrant. Let cool, finely chop.
  3. With an electric mixer, cream butter and 1/3 cup sugar until light, about 1 minute.
  4. Beat in salt, vanilla, and flour, scraping down sides of bowl, just until dough comes together. Fold in pecans.
  5. Separate dough into 12 pieces; squeeze down to shape into balls.
  6. Roll in sugar. Place 3 inches apart, on a baking sheet topped with parchment paper. Gently flatten with the bottom of a glass (reshape sides if necessary).
  7. Sprinkle with sugar.
  8. Bake until golden brown, rotating halfway through, about 15 minutes.
  9. Cool cookies on a wire rack.


View the full recipe at bonjourcuisine