Vanilla Bean Butter Pecan Cookies is the perfect cookie recipe. They are soft, chewy, and gooey, and full of pecans in every bite!
If you love these cookies, you'll really love these Cookie Butter Cookies as well as these Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies!
These Vanilla Bean Butter Pecan cookies are sweet, gooey, chewy, and just perfect! They're the cutest bites that you'll easily be scarfing down and making more of. This recipe is so easy and so fast! It's literally a quick mixing of all of the ingredients and then baking. No crazy resting time, no weird ingredients - just simple deliciousness. All together in one cookie!
In addition, these vanilla bean butter pecan cookies are IDEAL for santa claus. Why? Because they're buttery and and full of vanilla and tiny pecan chunks. Not to mention, this cookie with a little milk is SO. FREAKING. GOOD. These cookies melt in your mouth whether they're fresh out of the oven or a few days old. (They keep really really well!) I think that's what I love most about them. They taste good even after 4-5 days.
How do I know? Confession. I made these on Sunday. Today is Thursday. My husband and I have been rationing them all week. Today, I ate the last one (he wasn't too pleased) ... and they still tasted just as good as if they were fresh out of the oven. It was insane! A lot of times, baked goods only taste good for a day or two, but these cookies span the test of time. Ok I'm being dramatic, but these are just SO good and you need to try them!
So, story time. It took me about 4 tries to get this recipe just right. Originally, these butter pecan cookies were supposed to be bars. Then I switched it back to cookies. One the second time trying to perfect this recipe, I ran out of vanilla extract but realized I had vanilla bean pods. So, I used those instead. And WOW, necessity really created this masterpiece. Isn't it crazy how that happens sometimes?!
This recipe does call for vanilla bean but it's not a necessity. These cookies will taste delicious either way! Simply swap the 2 vanilla bean pods out for 2 tsp vanilla extract!
You can store these in a ziplock bag! They will stay fresh for at least 4-5 days.
Of course you can! If you prefer less salt or are watching your salt intake, you can certainly use unsalted butter. This is my personal preference because I think a little salt makes everything butter, but please feel free to edit this recipe to fit your needs!
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In 20 years I’ve never added a cookie to my Christmas baking list until now! Love this cookie, have made multiple times and is always a crowd pleaser.
Thank you so much! I'm so happy that you love this recipe!
This cookie is really delicious; however, the instructions said to roll the dough in a ball and roll the ball in the sugar to coat. This method did not work because the dough is like sugar cookies so you have to shape the cookie. It will not deflate in it's own.
Wow! These cookies were absolutely delicious! I had to make a second batch because they were eaten so quickly!
These cookies are the perfect texture and I love the extra dose of vanilla bean flavor. Will be making them again!
Nothing beats cookies and this recipe was amazing! The addition of pecans made these cookies extra festive too. Perfect for the holiday season.
I just happened to have a couple extra vanilla bean pods and these cookies came to my rescue! They're so rich and flavorful, and simple to make! Definitely a new favorite!
I love the flavor of these cookies and the extra crunch from the pecans! Thanks for the recipe!
These cookies are DANGEROUS to have around. I couldn't stop eating them. Another great recipe from you!
My family loves pecans so these were gone in minutes. I'm going to make them again before Christmas.
Loved how easy this cookie recipe is! The cookies came out delicious and definitely a crowd favorite. I can't wait to make another batch.