Butter Pecan Christmas Cookies

Renee Nicole's Kitchen

"Soft and chewy, these Butter Pecan Cookies are infused with a hint of ginger and the crunch of toasted pecans in every bite. Add a drizzle of white chocolate for an extra decadent treat and enjoy with a glass of milk!"

Renee Nicole's Kitchen

INGREDIENTS

– all-purpose flour – baking soda – salt – ground ginger – white sugar – brown sugar – butter – vanilla extract – eggs – chopped pecan nuts – white chocolate for drizzle (optional)

Butter Pecan Cookies Recipe

Yield

22 COOKIES

prep time

25 MINUTES

total time

2 HOURS  41 MINUTES

CHIL TIME

2 HOURS

1. Cream the butter, then add in both sugars, one at a time. Mix until smooth and creamy. Add both eggs, one at a time, mixing very well after each addition. Then add vanilla extract and mix to combine.

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2. Sift together the dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Then add to the wet ingredients in 2 - 3 batches, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl between additions. Once mixed, fold in chopped toasted pecans.

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3. Scoop cookies, shape into a ball, then place on a lined cookie sheet. Chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight.

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4. Preheat the oven to 350ºF and prepare two baking trays. Transfer the chilled cookie dough balls onto the prepared baking tray, leaving 2 inches in between them. Use a flat bottom glass to gently flatten the cookies.

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5. Bake the cookies for 13 to 16 minutes, or until edges are set and lightly golden, then transfer cookies to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely to set up.

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6. Optional: melt white chocolate in the microwave and drizzle on the top of the cookies.

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