Salty-Sweet Butter Pecan Cookies

Isn’t it always time for a cookie? 🙂

So today I made a recipe that I haven’t made in ages.  Salty-Sweet Butter Pecan Cookies.  Found the recipe on the King Arthur Flour website.  They have really nice quality recipes – have a look!

So back to the cookies – it’s a pretty easy recipe. It calls for both butter and shortening, but I used all butter and no shortening. Cuz who wants to eat shortening? blech. I used a small cookie scoop to make round dough balls, then rolled the balls in a mixture of sugar and a little salt.  Since the cookies have butterscotch chips and brown sugar in them, they are really sweet, so the touch of salt perfectly counters all the sweetness. It’s kind of the same effect as a little salt on caramel.  YUM.

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I did not refrigerate the dough, so the cookies came out flatter, but since I baked them for only 10 minutes, they were nice and chewy. If you want a chunkier cookie, you can refrigerate the dough before rolling into balls, and for a crisper cookie, you can bake them an additional 2 minutes.  They looked a little boring, so after I took this pic, I sprinkled the top with some of the sugar/salt mixture.

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Wow. I really need to take some photography classes, don’t I.





2 thoughts on “Salty-Sweet Butter Pecan Cookies

  1. These look and sound very tastee. I just checked on the baby eagles – one is resting his little head under the other’s wing. So sweet!

    P&S Cousin Leah

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