This healthy Vegan Butter Pecan Cookies recipe creates a buttery and lightly sweetened cookie made with coconut sugar. Pecan Sugar Cookies have the flavors of a pecan pie! Serve these vegan cookies with a tall glass of almond milk.
It’s definitely a great time of year for making butter pecan cookies! And when it’s National Cookie Day, there’s even more reason to celebrate. In fact, below I’m sharing some amazing cookie recipes from some of my favorite food blogging friends.
I have another reason to love these buttery cookies because you can taste the flavors of my favorite dessert, Vegan Pecan Pie.
The first step in the best pecan cookie is to bake the pecans. If you’re like me, you look at a recipe and wonder what steps you can skip. Toasting pecans would have definitely been on my “meh” list at one time, but I want to urge you to give it a try.
- Prepare the flax egg. Set aside to thicken.
- Place pecans on a baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes, until toasted. Remove from oven. Set aside to cool.
- Stir together vegan butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar.
- Add molasses, the flax egg, and vanilla. Stir until combined.
- Add the flax egg and vanilla, stirring until combined.
- Stir together the dry ingredients from the flour to the salt.
- Reserve 32 pecan halves. Chop the remaining pecans.
- Add the chopped pecans to the flour mixture, stirring until they’re coated.
- Stir together the flour and butter mixture to make the dough.
- Use a cookie dispenser to scoop out equal sizes of cookie dough.
- Place the dough balls 2″ apart on the prepared cookie sheet. Add a pecan half on top of each cookie.
- Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until golden on the outside.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Store these pecan cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, in the fridge for up to 10 days, or in the freezer for up to 2 months.
I love changing a recipe to make it my own. I encourage you to do the same! Here are some ideas for making this recipe your favorite:
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Whatever cookie you’re making, be sure to serve them with this tasty pecan milk.
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Prepare the flax egg. Set aside to thicken.
Preheat your oven to 350°F/175°C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Place pecans on a baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes, until toasted. Remove from oven. Set aside to cool.
Stir together vegan butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and molasses. Add the flax egg and vanilla, stirring until combined.
In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Stir to combine.
Reserve 32 pecan halves. Chop the remaining pecans and add them to the flour, stirring until they’re coated.
Stir together the flour and butter mixture to make the dough.
Use a cookie dispenser to scoop out equal sizes of cookie dough. Place the dough balls 2″ apart on the prepared cookie sheet. Add a pecan half on top of each cookie.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until golden on the outside. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Cookies will firm up as they cool
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Use the spoon and level method to measure flour. To do this, sift the flour then spoon it into a measuring cup until overflowing. Use a level instrument, like a butter knife, to level the flour in the measuring cup.
Sodium: 137mg | Calcium: 17mg | Vitamin C: 1mg | Vitamin A: 272IU | Sugar: 12g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 63mg | Calories: 166kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 8g | Protein: 2g | Carbohydrates: 22g | Iron: 1mg
The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
This post was originally published in 2017 and was updated to include new photos, new text, and an updated recipe in 2022.
Today is an extra special day, because it’s National Cookie Day! And I think we should celebrate! I teamed up with some pretty awesome food blogging friends to share with you a whole bunch of cookie day recipes!
I realize some of these recipes may not be vegan, so don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you’d like help veganizing them.