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Butter Pecan Thins

Butter Pecan Thins are a delightful, buttery cookie full of chopped pecans! Crisp edges and a chewy center make these cookies great to enjoy alone or sandwiched together with frosting, ganache or melted chocolate.

  • Total Time: 20


  • ¾ c butter (softened)
  • ½ c light brown sugar (lightly packed)
  • ½ c granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 c + 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ½ c pecans finely chopped or roughly ground (pieces should be VERY small but still have texture)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the butter & sugars. Mix with a hand mixer until light and fluffy.
  3. Add in the egg & vanilla, mixing well. Be sure to scrape the sides and bottom.
  4. Gently stir in the flour, baking powder & salt. Stop mixing as soon as it's incorporated.
  5. Add the chopped nuts and fold into the dough.
  6. Using a tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop the dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment.
  7. Bake for about 8-10 minutes. The cookies are done when the edges are medium golden brown.
  8. Allow to cool on tray.


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