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Easy Pecan Praline Cookies

photo of pecan praline cookies on a plate

I found a recipe for pecan praline cookies on Cooking on the Side.  I love pecans, and the image of these delicate little cookies decorated with pecans in the middle really caught my eye.

When I finally got a chance to make these cookies, I couldn’t believe how simple they were! And so few ingredients to assemble.  Not even an egg is needed.  The hardest part in making these cookies was having to let the dough set in the fridge.

close-up photo of cookies on a plate

The cookies are light, buttery, and the pecan half on top compliments the cookie perfectly.  Tastes a bit like butter pecan ice cream.

close-up photo of praline pecan cookiesphoto of pecan praline cookies on a white serving plate

If you like this recipe you might like my Chewy Molasses Cookies, too.

Easy Pecan Praline Cookies

Servings: 42 cookies (about 3 1/2 dozen)
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
These cookies are so simple to make and you only need a few ingredients – not even an egg is needed! The cookies are light, buttery, and the pecan half on top compliments the cookie perfectly. The hardest part is waiting for the dough to chill in the refrigerator.


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup pecan halves


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Cream together butter, brown sugar and vanilla. Stir in flour and salt. Mix well. Chill dough 30 minutes.
  • Form dough into 1-inch diameter round balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Place a pecan half in the center of each ball. Press down lightly. Bake 13-15 minutes or until golden brown.


Recipe source: Cooking on the Side

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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5 comments on “Easy Pecan Praline Cookies”

  1. Your cookies came out great! Isn’t that a great recipe?

  2. It is a great recipe! Thanks for sharing it! I need to look at recipes on packages more often. I rarely do.

  3. Pingback: Pecan Pralines | Kirbie Cravings

  4. Looks really easy and tasty.. exactly what my sweetie has been asking for.. Will make them today..

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