Pecan Pralines

close-up photo of a plate of Pecan Pralines

I hope everyone had a good Labor Day holiday. I spent my three day weekend going home to visit my parents in the Bay Area. Usually, when I go home, I bake my parents some desserts that I think they might like.

photo of Pecan Pralines on a baking rack

I didn’t have much time this week for baking and I ran out of eggs. So one of the things I decided to make were pecan pralines. These cookies look cute and are easy to make and don’t require any eggs.

close-up photo of cookies on a baking rack

I was able to whip these up the morning before my flight.

photo of a plate of Pecan Pralines

The cookies have a mildly sweet, buttery crunch to them. I love how the pecan in the middle of the cookie looks.

photo of a plate of cookies

Pecan Pralines

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
The cookies have a mildly sweet, buttery crunch to them. Plus, they’re easy to make!


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


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cream together butter, brown sugar and vanilla. Stir in flour and salt. Mix well. Chill dough 30 minutes.
  3. 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 adapted from Cooking on the Side

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