You’re gonna love Butter Pecan Crisps! These yummy cookies are easy to make, crisp and delicious, and are always a big hit at dessert or snack time!
You're gonna love Butter Pecan Crisps! These yummy cookies are easy to make, crisp and delicious, and are always a big hit at dessert or snack time!
Craving a crispy, chewy cookie that’s not too sweet, but absolutely delightful, and is ready in under half an hour? I’ve got one just for you. It’s these “ridiculously easy, make ’em in a cinch, crispy/chewy cookies” called  “Butter Pecan Crisps”.

I found the recipe in a used cookbook I bought last summer up in Northern Washington. These cookies are GOOD, so I’m really glad I bought the cookbook! Now these cookies may not look like much, but that’s okay… looks can be deceiving, and they are absolutely delicious! And did I mention EASY? This recipe yields 3 dozen cookies in a flash… I think you will love them!

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How To Make Butter Pecan Crisps

Making them is so very easy… first you beat together butter and brown sugar, then add an egg and vanilla.

Butter and brown sugar are mixed together to make dough for butter pecan crisps.

Stir in flour and baking soda to the butter/brown sugar mixture in bowl. Mix these ingredients until combined. Add the chopped, toasted pecans to the batter. Stir the batter until ingredients are fully incorporated.

Toasted pecans are added to dough for butter pecan crisps.

Shape The Cookies

After dough is fully mixed, roll the dough into 1″ sized balls between your hands.

The cookie dough for butter pecan crisps is rolled into small balls before baking.

Put the dough balls onto ungreased baking sheets, making sure they are 2 inches apart (cookies will spread while baking).

Lightly wet the bottom of a drinking glass with water, then dip the bottom of the glass into granulated sugar. Flatten each of the dough balls with the bottom of the glass dipped in sugar. Re-dip the glass in sugar after each cookie.

Butter pecan crisps are flattened with sugar coated bottom of glass cup before baking.

This is what the butter pecan crisps looked like after being flattened with sugar coated glass cup.

Bake The Butter Pecan Crisps

Once the cookie dough was flattened, into a 375 degree oven they went for 8-10 minutes.

Flattened, sugar topped butter pecan crisps are ready to bake in oven.

Cook butter pecan crisps for 8-10 minutes (mine took about 9), or until the edges are golden brown. Don’t under-cook these cookies…they are called “Crisps”, remember?

Butter Pecan Crisps, cooling on wire racks after baking.

Once the butter pecan crisps are done baking, leave them on cookie sheet for a minute. They will firm up slightly. then transfer the cookies to wire racks to cool.

Close up photo of butter pecan crisps on wire rack.

There you have it, “Butter Pecan Crisps”, made in practically no time at all! Sure hope you will these cookies a try! Have a great day!

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Author's signatureRecipe Adapted From: The book “Gooseberry Patch – Christmas, Book 4”, published by Gooseberry Patch, copyright 2002, page 110.

4 from 1 vote
Butter Pecan Crisps
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
23 mins

You're gonna love Butter Pecan Crisps! These yummy cookies are easy to make, crisp and delicious, and are always a big hit at dessert or snack time!

Category: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: butter pecan crisps
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories Per Serving: 84 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 cube), softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans , toasted (toast in dry skillet over med. heat 3-4 minutes. Keep stirred)
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons granulated sugar (to use to flatten dough with)
  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl using an electric mixer, beat the softened butter and brown sugar until well blended.Stir the vanilla and egg into the butter mixture until combined.
  3. Add the flour and baking soda. Stir mixture until completely combined.
  4. Add in the toasted, cooled pecans. Mix well until all ingredients have been incorporated..
  5. Shape the dough into 1" sized balls, by rolling them between both of your hands.
  6. Put the dough balls onto ungreased baking sheets, about 2 inches apart (dough will spread).
  7. Flatten each dough ball by using the bottom of a drinking glass, dipped in sugar. Repeat for each dough ball.
  8. Bake cookies at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes (mine took 9). Make sure the edges are crispy and golden brown before removing from oven. Let cookies cool on baking sheet for 1 minute, then remove them to wire racks, to finish cooling.
Nutrition Facts
Butter Pecan Crisps
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 84 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 34mg1%
Potassium 23mg1%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Vitamin A 85IU2%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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1 Comment on Butter Pecan Crisps

  1. 4 stars
    I just made these and they are puffy because I made a bit of a mistake….you really need to chop your pecans. Don’t use a processor or you’ll end up with a bit of almond flour, which thickens the dough.

    Great taste that would have been fantastic but for my own mistake.

4 from 1 vote

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