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Sweet and Salty Browned Butter Pecan Cookies

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These insanely delicious browned butter cookies are heavily loaded with buttered pecans and have a rich flavour and chewy texture. Love the combo of salty and sweet? They're rolled in a mixture of sugar and salt before baking, which gives them over-the-top flavour. If you don't have pecans you can substitute equal amounts of walnuts or hazelnuts or even pistachios. You can also add a mix of butterscotch and chocolate chips for an even more indulgent treat.

  • 180 g Pecan, roughly chopped
  • 250 g Kerrygold butter
  • 300 g Plain flour
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Sea salt
  • 100 g Coconut sugar (or regular brown sugar)
  • 100 g Homemade vanilla sugar (or white granulated sugar)
  • 2 Medium eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tsp Vanilla paste (I use Dr. Oetker)
  • 1 tsp Apple cider vinegar
  • 70 g White granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp Fine sea salt
  1. Toast the chopped pecans and 1 tablespoon of the butter in a skillet over medium heat until fragrant and browned, about 5 minutes.
  2. Cook the remaining butter in a light-coloured pan over medium-high heat. Once melted, the butter will begin to foam and sizzle around the edges. Keep stirring. In about 6-8 minutes, the butter will turn toasty brown and smell nutty and buttery. Pour into a bowl or pan to stop the butter from cooking further. Set aside to cool slightly, about 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Set aside.
  4. Add coconut sugar and vanilla sugar to the cooled browned butter. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat until incorporated, about 2 minutes. Add eggs, vanilla, and apple cider vinegar, increase mixer speed to medium-high, and beat until mixture lightens and begins to thicken, about 2 minutes.
  5. Reduce the mixer speed to low and add flour mixture and beat just to combine. Mix in buttered pecans with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula.
  6. Cover the bowl, and chill for about 4 hours or overnight. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line two baking trays with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  7. Mix 70 grams sugar and 1 teaspoon sea salt in a bowl. Use a spoon to scoop 2" balls (about 55 g each) of dough into the sugar/salt mixture, rolling to coat. Place them on the prepared baking sheets, leaving 2" between them on all sides.
  8. Bake the cookies in the middle of the hot oven for 10-12 minutes until the edges are golden brown and firm but centers are still soft. Let cool on baking sheets 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely. Repeat with the remaining dough. Store cookies, well wrapped in an airtight container, at room temperature for up to a week.

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Brian's Home Blog 18/10/21 01:08

I think I could probably eat a double batch of those!

foodtravelandwine 18/10/21 01:20

Delicious....they are saying....Eat me!!! good!.......Abrazotes, Marcela

babYpose 18/10/21 02:33

Delicious, too yummy. Been missing cookies, looks like easy, I could try. Danke:)

J.P. Alexander 18/10/21 03:25

Se ve muy ricas esas galletas . te mando un beso

Valentina 18/10/21 03:29

Angie, I've been cooking with brown butter all day today. LOVE it, and of course I want these cookies. Such a scrumptious blend of flavor. :-) ~Valentina

kathyinozarks 18/10/21 04:50

These sound delicious-I have not had a pecan cookie and years pinning this one thanks

Nancy Chan 18/10/21 05:29

I love cookies and these looks so yummy and addictive.

Fran @ G'day Souffle 18/10/21 06:22

OMG- these look so good I could just eat the batter! (I don't care if there are raw eggs in the batter, I'll eat it anyway)!

Lola Martínez 18/10/21 07:50

Se ven esponjosas y lindas, si tienen una textura tierna me gustan aún más. Hornear galletas es algo que ahora apetece mucho.

Julie 18/10/21 11:25

I would love to grab a few of these delicious cookies, if you don't mind..yummy!!

Paula Montenegro 18/10/21 11:37

The combination of flavors is so interesting Angie! You always come up with great ideas. I will add these to my holiday baking for sure.

DEZMOND 18/10/21 13:11

Those look lovely and crunchy, minus the nasty salt in it, of course. Bet the whole house smelled lovely while you were baking them.

gluten Free A_Z Blog 18/10/21 14:17

Such a beautiful looking cookie and love your presentation. Pecans are my favorite and I'm sure I would love them in this cookie. Looks like a recipe I would like to keep for the holidays. Thanks

Maria Grazia Ferrarazzo Maineri 18/10/21 15:26

Delicious cookies, Angie! I love your recipes!
Have a nice week,

Kitchen Riffs 18/10/21 16:02

These look great! Who can resist browned butter? Or pecans? Or most of all, cookies? :-) Good stuff -- thanks.

Mijú 18/10/21 16:03

Es genial tu paso a paso.
Adoro las nueces pecanas.
1 saludito

bread&salt 18/10/21 16:08

Dear Angie! It is 05:06 pm and it is tea-break time here. These delicious cookies go really well with a cup of hot tea. Bye the way i haven't tried pecan before but looks great.

Anonymous 18/10/21 17:21

You're calling my name with these sweet and salty cookies, Angie! And you can never go wrong with buttery pecans.

delphine 18/10/21 17:57

Un petit cookie me ferait bien plaisir

Bill 18/10/21 18:07

They look delicious. I would skip the salt though.

Martyna 18/10/21 19:04

This looks very delicious 😊

speedy70 18/10/21 19:22

Adoro queste noci, dei biscotti favolosi!!!

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 18/10/21 19:23

these looks wonderful we are lovers of pecan and these flavors really hit all those mouth watering bites

Sakuranko 18/10/21 19:53

Oh so good recipe darling

Cooking Julia 18/10/21 20:46

These are such beautiful cookies!

Ben | Havocinthekitchen 19/10/21 02:20

I'm here for sweet & salty desserts :) These cookies look fabulous - great texture, flavour profile, and colour! Also loving the use of coconut sugar for the added caramel notes.

The Yum List 19/10/21 05:40

Yes to anything with pecans!

savorthebest 19/10/21 06:04

Brown butter is the way to go! These looks so good

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 19/10/21 13:53

These gems remind me of a childhood favorite cookie, pecan sandies! Except the brown butter in yours pushes them over the top!!

[Reply] 19/10/21 14:38

Sweet and salty is my favorite Angie, and these cookies are right up my pecan loving alley! Sounds divine!

David 19/10/21 16:38

Angie, We love pecan cookies...but browned butter pecan cookies are a major step up in flavor for sure! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Pam 19/10/21 17:56

Browned butter makes everything better. YUM.

Suja Manoj 19/10/21 18:55

Delicious cookies, love the flavor of browned butter.

Raymund 20/10/21 02:57

Can I have some please

Yvonne @ Fiction Books Reviews 20/10/21 06:19

I can already smell those cooking!!

Any combination of those nutty, caramel, butterscotch flavours sounds good to me, especially with that extra salty edge to them :)

Thanks for a lovely recipe and amazing presentation :)

Sherry's Pickings 20/10/21 08:17

i love pecans and i love vanilla. these sound fab angie!

Paolina 20/10/21 13:45

Che buoni! Non vedo l'ora di provarli, grazie!

tigerfish 21/10/21 01:17

It is definitely not a question for me if I love combo of sweet and salty. Simple adore it!

The Velvet Runway 21/10/21 17:20

OMG! I love cookies and these look so delicious! I think I would be extra indulgent and add the chocolate chips!
Julia x

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida 21/10/21 19:46

Cookies are my favorite dessert, particularly those containing pecans. These look absolutely delicious. I just happen to have coconut sugar (no clue as to why I bought it), so these are in my weekend plans. Thanks, Angie!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 22/10/21 01:06

I had to come and find this recipe! Your cookies look wonderful, Angie!!

Eva Taylor 24/10/21 12:51

What a beautiful combination of flavours, a perfect fall cookie.

Eva Taylor 24/10/21 12:53

These are absolutely beautiful, a great combination of flavours.

mjskit 30/10/21 03:33

These cookies make this cookie monster very happy. :)

Choclette 10/11/21 10:46

I absolutely do love the combo of salty and sweet. Love the flavour of browned butter too. These cookies do indeed sound insanely good. Perfect for Christmas.


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