Going Nuts For Cinnamon Pecan Cookies!

Going Nuts For Cinnamon Pecan Cookies!

When it comes to sweets, warm chocolate chip cookies have always been my ultimate fav, but after some recent recipe tweaking, I have a new cookie obsession. These chewy Cinnamon Pecan Cookies are now my go-to fall cookie. The nutty bites of cinnamon perfection are soft & chewy with barely crispy edges. 

 
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This beautiful batch of cookies is loaded with cinnamon & pecans, which makes me feel like fall weather is coming...even though we live in South Louisiana, so I know it's all lies!!! Cooler weather or not, we can still eat our fall feelings with these cinnamon-y sweet treats. 

Cinnamon Pecan Cookies

These scratch made cookies are pretty simple and you may even have all of the ingredients already on hand. The first thing you'll want to do is let a stick of unsalted butter come room temperature. In a stand mixer, cream the butter together with 1½ cups of light brown sugar by mixing on a medium/low speed. Stop and scrape out any chunks that get caught up in the whisk along the way. 

Cinnamon Pecan Cookies

Add one egg and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract to the butter & brown sugar mixture. Continue mixing on medium/low until everything is combined. 

You always want to combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl, before they go in the mixer. So in our separate bowl, we'll evenly stir together 1½ cups of all purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, 1 tablespoon of cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the stand mixer, incorporating the dry into the wet, a little at a time. 

Finally, you'll add 2 cups of chopped pecans to the mixer and whisk, just long enough for the nuts to make their way into the dough. I love, love, love the pecans in these cookies! They add an amazing crunch and are the perfect complement to the warm cinnamon-y bite of these cookies.

Drop that dough by the spoonful onto a parchment lined baking sheet. You can fit about 12 cookies on a larger baking sheet.

You'll end up with two batches of cookies. That's 24 tasty morsels you can share with your people...or keep all for yourself. Mwahahaha!!!

Bake one batch at a time in a 350° for 9-12 minutes (depending on your oven). I'd say 10 minutes is the sweet spot for the perfect chewy bite! Let them cool on the pan for a couple of minutes before transferring to a cooling rack

Cinnamon Pecan Cookies

Don't be fooled! Right out of the oven, the cookies may still look slightly undercooked, but patience is a virtue here. As they cool down, they will tighten up to just the right texture. 

Cinnamon Pecan Cookies
Yield: 2 dozen

Cinnamon Pecan Cookies

prep time: 20 minscook time: 10 minstotal time: 30 mins

Meet our new favorite cookie! These chewy Cinnamon Pecan Cookies are loaded with warm cinnamon flavor and crunchy pecans.

ingredients:

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1½ cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tbsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 cups chopped pecans

instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. 
  2. In a stand mixer, cream butter and brown sugar on medium/low speed, stopping to scrape the out the whisk, along the way. 
  3. Add egg & vanilla and continue mixing until combined. 
  4. In a separate bowl, thoroughly combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda & salt. Slowly add to mixer on medium/low speed, a little at a time, again stopping along the way to scrape out the whisk. 
  5. Add chopped pecans and mix just until nuts are incorporated into dough. 
  6. Drop by the spoonful onto parchment lined baking sheet (two batches, 12 cookie at a time. 
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes. 
  8. Let cookies cool on the pan for a minute before transferring to cooling rack. 
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Thanks for Chewsing!