Pecan Cutout Cookies Recipe
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Pecan Cutout Cookies Recipe

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My husband's grandmother made these buttery cookies using a star cutter. I've never tasted a cookie quite like it, so nutty and flavorful. —Louise Reisler, Bonduel, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 48 servings


  • 2 cups pecan halves (8 ounces)
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 109 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 34mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Place pecans and 1/2 cup sugar in a food processor; process until pecans are finely ground. Transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Stir flour and remaining sugar into pecan mixture; cut in butter until crumbly. Transfer mixture to a clean work surface; knead gently to form a smooth dough, about 2 minutes. (Mixture will be very crumbly at first, but will come together and form a dough as it's kneaded.) Divide dough in half.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion of dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 3-in. cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  4. Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool on pans 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in a shallow bowl, mix vanilla sugar ingredients until blended.
  5. Dip warm cookies in vanilla sugar to coat; cool completely on wire racks. Store in airtight containers. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Originally published as Pecan Cutout Cookies in Taste of Home December 2014, p62

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Rondak01 User ID: 1073882 259171
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2017

"These were amazing sugar cookies! I sprinkled them with colored sugar instead of dipping them and they turned out perfect."

MY REVIEW User ID: 4131600 258424
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2016

"These are the best cookies ever! They are my new favorite Christmas (or anytime) cookie! And I've acquired tons of favorite cookie recipes in 47 years. These are by far the best!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 6824185 213935
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2014

"I saw these in the toh magazine. I love pecans and had to try them. They turned out fantastic and easy to make! This is my new cut out cookie recipe from now on!"

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