It was a morning when we heard from an old friend that was in town and I need to makes something quickly for afternoon coffee.
A search came up with Butter Pecan Cookies
from Martha Stewart. I wasn't worried about the recipe turning out.... because it was from Martha!
It was an easy recipe that made 12 cookies with only 6 ingredients! Perfect.... quick!
|Butter Pecan Cookies|
For this recipe I used:
3/4 Cup of Pecans
1/2 cup of Unsalted Butter
1/3 Cup of Sugar
1 Teaspoon of Vanilla
1/8 Teaspoon of Salt
1 Cup of All Purpose Flour
|Butter Pecan Cookies - Ingredients|
I started by toasting the pecans
in a 350˚ oven for 7 or 8 minutes. You know when they have been toasted enough when you can smell the toasted pecans
without opening the oven. To be sure you don't forget about the oven be sure to set a timer all the same. After cooling the pecans
, I lightly chopped them.
|Butter Pecan Cookies - Toasting the Pecans|
Next I creamed the butter and sugar until it was light and fluffy. Here is where my large mixer (6 quart
) challenged me a little. It was bit too big for the small amount of mix.
|Butter Pecan Cookies - Creaming the Butter and Sugar|
I added the vanilla
and salt and mixed some more.
|Butter Pecan Cookies - Adding the Vanilla & Salt|
I added the flour and mixed it until just combined.
|Butter Pecan Cookies - Adding the Flour|
|Butter Pecan Cookies - Mixed in Flour|
Once the flour was mixed in I added the pecans
and mixed them into the dough by hand.
|Butter Pecan Cookies - Mixing in the Pecans by Hand|
Without chilling or anything else I divided the dough into 12 portions on a lined cookie sheet
and baked them for 15 minutes at 350˚.
|Butter Pecan Cookies - Ready for the Oven|
It was time to have these little babies with some coffee!
|Butter Pecan Cookies - Ready for Coffee|
- not my favorite cookie - too buttery? I am not sure.
- for a firmer cookie really chop the pecans into small pieces. This will give the cookie a more dense texture.
- This is a really great small batch cookie recipe.