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Butter Pecan Skillet Cookie Recipe

    6 Servings


For the Butter Pecan Skillet Cookie:
  • 1 1/2 cups Chopped Pecans
  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter, Room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup Light Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 2 large Eggs, Room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
For the Pecan Praline Topping:
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Chopped Pecans


For the Toasted Pecans:
  1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. 
  2. Spread the pecans on the baking sheet so they’re spread evenly. 
  3. Toast in the oven for 15 minutes stirring them halfway through. 
  4. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. 
  5. Increase oven temperature to 350°F.
For the Cookies:
  1. In stand mixer, add the room temperature butter. 
  2. Beat or mix on medium until the butter is smooth, then add the sugars and cream together until light and fluffy. 
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla extract. Mix until combined. 
  4. In a separate mixing bowl add the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. 
  5. Whisk together to combine. 
  6. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients mixing slowly. 
  7. Once mostly combined, fold in the pecans. 
  8. Lightly spray cast iron skillet with baking spray and add the cookie dough. Spread evenly. 
  9. Bake at 350°F for about 30-35 minutes. The top will be golden brown. 
  10. Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center, if done no dough will come up on the toothpick. 
  11. Remove from the oven and set to cool for 5-10 minutes. Cookie can be served warm or room temperature. 
For the Pecan Praline Topping:
  1. In a medium saucepan melt the butter over medium heat. 
  2. Add the brown sugar and pecans. Bring to a boil while stirring. 
  3. Once boiling, reduce heat and allow to simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 5-7 minutes until thickened. 
  4. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Sauce will thicken more as it cools. 
  5. Spoon onto the top of the skillet cookie and enjoy!
Butter pecan skillet cookie photo
Source: Butter Pecan Cookie recipe adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction