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5 from 7 votes

Brown sugar and pecan cookies

A simple brown sugar and pecan cookie that you can make in one bowl. The cookies are buttery, soft, and chewy, perfect for an afternoon treat!
Course Sweets & Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 30 cookies
Calories 117kcal
Author Kristine


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 30 pecan halves (for the tops of each cookie)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, cream butter and sugars together until smooth.
  • Add sea salt, baking soda, and water and stir.
  • Add egg and mix to combine.
  • Add vanilla extract.
  • Add flour, half at a time, and stir until just combined.
  • Fold in finely chopped pecans and stir until evenly dispersed.
  • Using a 1 TBS cookie scoop, scoop the dough onto lined baking sheets 2 inches apart.
  • Gently press a pecan half into the top of each cookie. Do not over-flatten.
  • Bake cookies for 12 minutes, rotating halfway through.
  • Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, prior to transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week or freeze. 


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.5g | Protein: 1.4g | Fat: 8.6g | Saturated Fat: 2.5g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 0.9g | Sugar: 5.5g | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.4mg