Pecan Refrigerator Cookies

pecan refrigerator cookies

Here’s more Christmas cooking!  I found the recipe for these cookies on the back of a Kroger flour bag.  It actually called for using walnuts, but all I had was pecans.  I made them for church and for gifts.  Sadly, I burned the second batch, so some people missed out on cookies for gifts; they got candy instead.  However, these little cookies do taste good, but I would recommend finely chopping the pecans in a food chopper.  I left them in large peices, which worked, but it would have been better if they had been smaller.  Also, watch them closely when you cook them because they burn quickly in a hot oven.



  • 1/4 cup soft butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tbsp. milk
  • 1 cup chopped pecans (or walnuts)


  1. Combine flour, salt, and baking powder in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Thoroughly cream butter, both sugars and vanilla together.
  3. Next, add egg and beat until fluffy.
  4. Then, stir in remaining dry ingredients and milk.
  5. Finally, add nuts and mix well.  (The dough will be crumbly.  Just use your hands to pack it together.)
  6. Shape into two rolls 1 1/2 inches in diameter and about 6 1/2 inches long.
  7. Roll in wax paper and chill overnight.
  8. Slice into 1/4 inch sections and place on a greased cookie sheet.
  9. Bake for 10 minutes in a preheated oven at 375-degrees.
  10. Makes 3-4 dozen cookies.
  11. For extra crispy cookies, bake an additional 2 minutes.


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2 responses to “Pecan Refrigerator Cookies

  1. Deanie

    Are they similar to a Pecan Sandi?

    • Not exactly. They’re crunchier and the flavor is different. Nic’s aunt made some potato chip cookies that tasted like them, though. I don’t have that recipe, but I could ask her for it.

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