Easy Pecan Pie Cookie Recipe

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When I was growing up in New England, I’ pretty sure I never tasted a single pecan. We were a walnut family, as were most of the people in my state. You always put walnuts in cookies, quick breads and trail mix. I’m sure the grocery store probably carried pecans but they never once entered my mother’s kitchen. After college, I moved to Texas. Let me tell you something about Texans….they take their pecan’s VERY seriously! The first year I was there, a friend gave us a huge bag full of pecans from his tree and we spent hours cracking the shells and eating the tasty insides. Since I had so many pecans, I decided to make a pecan pie. Being from New England, I was thrilled to find a maple pecan pie recipe that used maple syrup instead of corn syrup. Can I just say that my southern friends were NOT impressed? In fact, they were downright horrified that I had ruined a perfectly good pecan pie with maple syrup! Sheesh…southerners are very serious about their pecan pie! Do you have an ingredient that your state is known for? Keep reading to learn how to enter the 2016 Eggland’s Best “America’s Best Recipe” Contest and to enter the Eggland’s Best Egg giveaway!

Pecan Pie Cookie Recipe

Pecans are just as popular here in Georgia as they were in Texas. When I came across a pecan pie cookie recipe, I was tempted to add chocolate or coconut or some other interesting ingredient. But, no. I decided not to mess with a good thing and risk my Georgia neighbors finding out! Georgia is one of the country’s top pecan producers….over 1000 pecan farmers  grow nearly 100 million pounds of pecans every year! Recently, Eggland’s Best Eggs challenged me to create a recipe using their eggs and a local ingredient popular in my state. I knew for sure it had to be pecans. Since my family doesn’t really eat a lot of pie, I decided to make this pecan pie cookie recipe instead.

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This pecan pie cookie recipe is so incredibly easy because you make it in a 13 x 9 inch pan and there is no rolling, dropping, or multiple batches to cook. The crust of this pecan pie cookie recipe is a blend of flour, sugar, butter and pecans that is pressed into the bottom of the pan,  After being partially baked, it is topped with what essentially tastes like the filling of a pecan pie. Super sweet, lots of pecans, and just absolutely heavenly.

Easy Pecan Pie Cookies

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Easy Pecan Pie Cookie Recipe. All the flavor of a pecan pie in the convenience of a bar cookie recipe.

Easy Pecan Pie Cookie Recipe

Yields 36 bars

Easy Pecan Pie Cookie Recipe

This easy pecan pie cookie recipe will be a huge hit for pecan lovers! Pecan pie cookies offer all the flavor of a pecan pie without the need for a fork and plate!

20 minPrep Time

45 minCook Time

1 hr, 5 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • CRUST
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • FILLING
  • 1 1/2 cups corn syrup
  • 2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 4 Egglands Best Eggs
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. MAKE THE CRUST:
  2. Into a food processor, combine the crust ingredients and process until the dough just starts to come together.
  3. Pour the crust into an ungreased 13 x 9 inch glass pan and press down firmly.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-22 minutes or until edges are very light golden brown.
  5. MAKE THE TOPPING
  6. In a large bowl, combine the corn syrup, brown sugar, eggs, flour, vanilla and salt. Mix until smooth. Add in the eggs and stir until completely combined.
  7. Remove the crust from the oven. Pour the mixture over the hot crust. Return the pan to the oven. Bake 30-35 minutes or until filling is set and knife inserted 1-inch from edge comes out clean.
  8. Cool bars completely on counter and then refrigerate for several hours. Cut into bars and enjoy!
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  1. I love strawberries that are grown at a farm near our house.
  2. Julie Wood says:
    Your Pecan Pie cookies look so delicious! We are famous in my state for apples.
  3. Julie Wood says:
    The tweet links for Fractionated Living, and Egglands best are not correct. I follow both of these sites on twitter.
  4. Tracie Cooper says:
    I love Florida Oranges!
  5. My favorite Georgia dish is Peach Cobbler!
  6. We're just about getting into the season for the Morel mushrooms to start popping up. I can't wait to go foraging for them!
  7. I like guacamole made with California avocados
  8. I LOVE the honeycrisp apples grown in my state of MN!
  9. HS kraftmaking says:
    I love Ames Farm Honey in MN.
  10. We have great lettuce!
  11. Mary Cloud says:
    Since I'm from Louisiana my favorite is Creole Gumbo
  12. Thomas Murphy says:
    I like Key lime pie from my state of FL.
  13. shelly peterson says:
    I love our delicious apples. I love making apple crisp.
  14. Strawberries are the best from Florida. The Strawberry Festival is fun and the food is the best, especially anything made from Strawberries.
  15. brittany doerfler says:
    Our local milk here in ohio is quite delish
  16. Dana Rodriguez says:
    That looks so good! I look forward to fresh peaches every year!
  17. I like anything with apples.
  18. Cherries anything. Apples galore.. Michigan is blessed with so many local fruits!
  19. Sandy Klocinski says:
    My favorite local food from South Carolina is shrimp and grits: we love our shrimp pulled fresh from the Atlantic, and we love our grits. When we combine them, often with some ham or sausage and spices, we’ve got a feast. Just about every restaurant along the coast offers its version of shrimp and grits, and one favorite is the maverick shrimp and grits at Slightly North of Broad in Charleston.
  20. I like our tomatoes
  21. kelly tupick says:
    My favorite food from New Hampshire is our famous New England boiled dinners with ham, cabbage and potatoes.
  22. Adrienne Gordon says:
    Good ole buckeyes
  23. carol gentry says:
    Love our fresh blueberries we grow in our own back yard.
  24. Jessica To says:
    My favorite is our Virginia ham.
  25. Nancy Loring says:
    Since Spring is finally here it is almost time to get my family together to pick Fiddlehead ferns. After we boil them we make a pickling recipe that is my great-grandmothers and we enjoy them for the rest of the year.
  26. Kathleen S. says:
    Michigan will soon has asparagus as the first crop of the season! I am really looking forward to seeing asparagus and not snow/ice!
  27. Margaret Smith says:
    I'm from NJ and I love the Jersey Tomato's. Thanks so much.
  28. Derrick Johnson says:
    I live in Louisiana and we have SO MANY great foods and produce,my favorites are the seafood and fresh strawberries,figs,pecans we have.
  29. Ann Fantom says:
    I like the Empire apples that are grown in the orchard right down the street from our house
  30. I love our local seafood, like crawfish and oysters.
  31. I like our local apples and tomatoes.
  32. Brittney House says:
    I love our deep dish Chicago pizza.
  33. I'm in Texas so it is Whataburger :)
  34. Cynthia C says:
    I love the asparagus from our local pick-your-own farm.
  35. Stephanie Phelps says:
    My favorite local food is pecans! I love them!
  36. I like the locally grown organic kale.
  37. Amanda L. says:
    There's nothing better than fresh sweet corn here in Iowa.
  38. Catherine R says:
    I love local apples here, as well as some of the local dairies, but my favorite local (not food really) thing might be the local wine.
  39. beth shepherd says:
    I love our local corn on the cob.
  40. catfish :) I love some Mississippi delta raised catfish.
  41. My favorite local food is Bistec Tacos, we are from South Texas
  42. Jeana O'donnell-Murphy says:
    We have local orchids and berry farms here in Southwest Missouri in my hometown that are so fresh and delicious!
  43. Peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream - Georgia
  44. Susan Christy says:
    Kansas - We're famous for Steaks and I love a good ribeye.
  45. Gracie Kahl says:
    The berry pies from Oregon are the best I've ever had.
  46. Barbara Montag says:
    My favorite is MN wild rice. thank you
  47. Polish potato and cheese filled Pierogies.
  48. Janice Cooper says:
    My favorite is Hudsonville ice cream which is made in Michigan. So good!!!
  49. janetfaye says:
    My favorite local food is our New Jersey tomatoes.
  50. Rebecca Graham says:
    We have the best cantaloupes and sweet potatoes.
  51. I love fish tacos, which started just over the border in Baja California.
  52. Debbi Wellenstein says:
    I live in Kansas, which is the wheat capital of the world! There is wonderful wheat products, like bread and rolls, here.
  53. Lisa Brown says:
    Here in California, we grow great avocados. We are know of our sourdough bread.
  54. Crystal F says:
    Those cookies look super yummy!! I love our peaches and wish I ate more of them. Thank you!
  55. Carolyn G says:
    We have a lot of local food but my favorite is collard greens
  56. Tabathia B says:
    Krispy kreme doughnuts
  57. My favorite is Bellwether Farms cheese.
  58. Karen Deva says:
    My favorite is fuji apples grown right here in the Yakima Valley, WA.
  59. Oh my favorite is Minnesota lefse!
  60. Rachel Travis says:
    Virginia is known for peanuts! :)
  61. Tammy Shelton says:
    Key Lime Pie from Florida is my favorite.
  62. Kayte CookWatts says:
    My favorite nut is without a doubt pecans- but my hometown fave is another nut- hazelnuts. Or as we call them here in OR, filberts.
  63. Terri Irvin says:
    I love the California avocados and dates. I love to make date shakes for my family.
  64. I love Virginia peanuts! We drive out into a neighboring county to buy fresh roasted peanuts from roadside stands.
  65. Mary Calabrese says:
    I do enjoy Tator Tot Hotdish.
  66. My favorite local food is avocadoes.
  67. Jennifer R says:
    I love Colorado Bison meat when I can get it in my state.
  68. Live in Illinois. My favorite local food is sweet corn on the cob
  69. Jay French says:
    It has to be morel mushrooms. Hands down. Though if I had to pick something you buy in a store, i'd go for BeerNuts
  70. Kim Keithline says:
    I love Eastern Carolina BBQ
  71. Sherry Lambing says:
    I live in PA and my favorite food is eggs from our local farms! I love to make dippy eggs!
  72. Richard Hicks says:
    It would be yams here in NC
  73. i live in NH and love incorporating maple syrup in some of my dishes.
  74. My favorite food local in my state are clams - I love them fried! We used to go clamming as kids, it was so much fun. Crabbing, too, we'd use a hunk of baloney - they love that!!
  75. Breanna Pollard says:
    I'm from Texas and we love our BBQ!
  76. rich morris says:
    Hmm, i love maple syrup!
  77. Amanda B. says:
    I love a Chicago style hot dog - from Gene and Jude's!
  78. brandy c says:
    I love the Chow Chow from here.
  79. Stephanie Liske says:
    I love Avacados.
  80. Danielle Marie says:
    california has so many amazing things... but probably boysenberry pie.
  81. I like the Colorado peaches from the Western Slope. Thanks for the contest.
  82. Since I'm from Maryland...the Blue Crab is my favorite.
  83. Erica B. says:
    I like steamed crabs from MD.
  84. Susan Smith says:
    I'm from Nebraska so I love steak.
  85. Francine Anchondo says:
    I am from Nebraska have to pick a nice steak .
  86. Anna Zamora Jones says:
    I was so excited about making these because we love pecan pie. After I made this the other day we were very disappointed. The crust was so thick and very hard. It stuck to the pan and it was almost impossible to cut into squares. The filling was tasty but the crust just had that raw flour taste. After wrestling with it for awhile no one wanted to eat it so I gave up and in the trash it went. I'm going to try it one more time and use less flour and possibly a bit more butter next time.
    • Im sorry they didnt work out for you. You need to grease the sides as well as the bottom and I used a very sharp knife to cut after they were chilled. The bottom really is just a plain short bread cookie...the flavor and sweetness comes from the filling on top!
  87. Kyl Neusch says:
    is Peach Cobbler
  88. Ellie Wright says:
    I love Texas chili.
  89. The pecans! love going to the local park and picking them up off the ground.
  90. susan smoaks says:
    i love the local florida oranges. they are so good.
  91. Oklahoma is largely beef country--good thing I like a nice steak!
  92. Michele Baron says:
    I enjoy apples and cheesecake from NY
  93. Daniel M says:
    great tomatoes from the local farm
  94. Miz Vickik says:
    I like fresh sweet corn!
  95. Stephanie Larison says:
    We're in KC, gotta say the BBQ here. It's amazing!
  96. Jaime Cummings says:
    Key lime pie was invented in Florida. It's actually really easy to make, so go out and try it if you never have. Your taste buds will thank you.
  97. Two here in our state: Apples and Honey
  98. peggy rydzewski says:
    We have the best Michigan potatoes around with a second to when our corn comes in.. yummmm
  99. I like sweet corn.
  100. Laurie Emerson says:
    My favorite local food is Okra.
  101. Carrie M says:
    It would have to be the Italian Beef Sandwiches
  102. Alison Wood says:
    I'm a Michigan girl, and I love the fruit. Apples, strawberries, cherries... Yum!
  103. Petit Jean ham & bacon, fried pickles, bbq & cheese dip are the biggies around here.
  104. Summer D says:
    The blueberries and strawberries are great here.
  105. Melanie Dauterive says:
    I love Oyster Poboys, I am from Louisiana!
  106. Our state is known for steaks and apples (the home of Arbor Day). I grew up in the south and I love pecans especially in real southern pecan pie.
  107. I love the green Chile grown out here!
  108. We love Medjool Dates grown here in AZ !
  109. Birdiebee says:
    Steak from Guys Steak House in MT.
  110. I like Colorado milk.

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