Brown Butter  Pecan Cookies

Nutty, chewy, and oh so delicious, these brown butter pecan cookies will become a new holiday favorite! A crisp outside gives way to a chewy inside that is hiding lots of toasted pecans!


– 2 sticks Butter Browned – 1 cup Brown Sugar – 2 teaspoon Vanilla – ½ cup Granulated Sugar – 2 Large Eggs – 1 Egg Yolk – 2 ½ cups All Purpose Flour – ½ teaspoon Baking Powder – 1 ½ cups Pecans Chopped – ½ teaspoon Salt

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the pecans on a baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes. When you can smell the pecans, they are done.

In a saucepan, melt the butter and gently brown it. Turn the stove to medium heat and swirl the butter in the pan for 5-7 minutes. When the butter turns a brown tint, the butter is done. Cool completely.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the cooled butter and the sugars. Turn the mixer on and mix for 1 minute.

Add the eggs, egg yolk, and vanilla to the mixer and mix again. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Slowly add the flour to the stand mixer and mix until well combined.

Add the chopped pecans and mix again.

With a cookie scoop, scoop the dough onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Leave at least an inch of space between each cookie. Bake for 10 minutes or until the edges are just slightly browned.