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Heavenly Honey Pecan Cookies

Updated on February 2, 2011
Thin, chewy and delicious cookies.
Thin, chewy and delicious cookies.

Recently I was making my favorite dessert: cheesecake. I had a recipe I liked on hand, but wanted something different for the crust, than the usual crumbled graham cracker/vanilla wafer recipe. After looking over the other ingredients, I decided to try my hand at creating my own cookie 'crust' recipe... no crumbling necessary.

The resulting cookies were so delicious, I have decided to share the recipe.

Heavenly Honey Pecan Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups flour, sifted
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large sized bowl beat butter, eggs, sugar honey and vanilla together.
  3. Add dry ingredients and mix well.
  4. Scoop walnut-sized balls of dough onto a cookie sheet, press flat with your fingers or a glass, or roll dough into a 2" log and slice 1/4" thick. Bake 10-12 minutes.
  5. Allow to cool for 5 minutes on cookie sheet, before moving to wire rack.  They are very soft.
  6. Store in an airtight container.

Makes: 5 dozen 2 1/2" cookies

Ivorwen, 2009.

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      Ivorwen 6 years ago from Hither and Yonder

      Thank you missbiodegraded!

      I always bake mine on a well seasoned stoneware pan, and have never had trouble with sticking, but I can imagine it would be a problem with a metal pan.

      Thank you for the feedback.

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      missbiodegraded 6 years ago

      Gorgeous taste and texture, only problem I had is that they seemed to get stuck to the tray much more easily than other recipes. Apart from that, wonderful!

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      Ivorwen 7 years ago from Hither and Yonder

      Thanks Katrina. These are some of my very favorites!

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      katrinasui 7 years ago

      It looks yummy:) Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.

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      Ivorwen 7 years ago from Hither and Yonder

      Thank you Epigramman.

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      epigramman 7 years ago

      ....all of your recipes are much appreciated in my domestic life ..... and your other hubs are heavenly too!

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      Ivorwen 8 years ago from Hither and Yonder

      Hi Lynn,

      It is 1 1/2 cups of butter. 3 sticks.

      ~Ivorwen

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      lynn 8 years ago

      is it cups of butter or sticks of butter??

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      Ivorwen 8 years ago from Hither and Yonder

      Frederick, I hope you enjoy them.

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      FrederickD 8 years ago

      Wow, I can't wait to try these out... honey pecan... delicioso!

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      Ivorwen 8 years ago from Hither and Yonder

      Thank you, Bradley!

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      Bradley Chapple 8 years ago

      Looks yummy, and simple... Mmmm, the perfect combination.

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      Ivorwen 8 years ago from Hither and Yonder

      Oh, they are. I just enjoyed one... should take a picture while there are still some available!

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      Jess Killmenow 8 years ago from Nowheresville, Eastern United States

      Oooooooooooh, these sound good. Thanks Ivorwen!

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      Ivorwen 8 years ago from Hither and Yonder

      Thank you everyone. Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do! Wishing you all the best in 2010.

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      prettydarkhorse 8 years ago from US

      oh , yummy,

      hey Ivorwen, I came by to greet you happy holidays, Maita

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      Frugal Fanny 8 years ago from BC

      Sheesh, I think I gained 5 pounds just looking at this recipe! I must write them down and add them to my growing recipe book. :)

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      Joilene Rasmussen 8 years ago from United States

      These look similar to a recipe my husband loves...but even better!

      I've gotta make butter first (it's easier than getting to the store in the snowstorm we're having), then maybe I'll try these today.

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      Nancy Hinchliff 8 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      Wow! Absolutely gotta make these. They really do sound "heavenly".

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