Pecan Sugar Cookies

My hubs loves these cookies! They are part shortbread, part sugar cookie and chocked full of pecans. They have been a family favorite for over 25 years. We make these every Christmas.

Pecan Sugar Cookies

Category: Bars & Cookies, DESSERTS

Servings:  3 Dozen Cookies

Pecan Sugar Cookies


  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 TBS vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • Pecan halves for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream sugar and shortening. Then add eggs, one at a time.
  3. Add all other ingredients and mix well.
  4. Drop by teaspoonfuls on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  5. Optional: Press a pecan half on top of each cookie.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly golden.


I use a small cookie scoop for these cookies.

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