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Pecan Crispies Cookies • Tara Teaspoon

Pecan Crispies are the perfect cookie jar treat. Buttery and crunchy with plenty of nuts–ready to be dunked in milk or coffee. 

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You may be flooded with nostalgia when you make these buttery, nutty Pecan Crispies. Perfect for eating with hot drinks or dunking in ice cold milk, they came from one of my favorite bloggers who writes about classic and rare recipes.
Pecan Crispies
I was lucky enough to meet Susan LaRosa when we did a story on her at Ladies’ Home Journal. She writes a blog that is close to my heart. It’s all about vintage recipes, and better yet, baking. A Cake Bakes In Brooklyn blog came about when Susan found a box of old recipes at an antique store. She began collecting vintage cookbooks and boxes of old, often handwritten recipes.

I have my own stash of vintage recipes and cookbooks. I’ve found many at flea markets or antique stores, some have been passed down to me through family (those are treasures!) and others have come to me as gifts from friends and colleagues who know I love them!
My collection is no where near Susan’s. And I have to admit I rarely use them. I do get a kick out of thumbing through them, looking at the little butter-stained, handwritten cards and I’ve even used those old recipes as reference for jobs and other recipes I create.

Susan actually cooks from her vintage collection! And then blogs about each recipe she tries. Some are of course classics, born from simple basics of a century ago. Others aren’t huge winners in her taste tester’s opinion.

One of the recipes I love are these simple Pecan Crispies. It’s just a basic buttery cookie with nuts, but has a nostalgic flavor. They are, as the name suggests, crispy and have just the right amount of tasty pecans.

Pecan Crispies are the quintessential after-school snack, just right to pack for a weekend road trip or simply dunking in milk, at midnight, in a dark kitchen.


5 from 2 votes
Pecan Crispies
Work Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
These cookies of the perfect combo of chewy and crispy, so they make every cookie lover happy. Like many recipes Susan finds, this one didn't have specific instructions - some just list ingredients! She had to experiment.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate snowman cookies, cookie jar, Pecan crispies
Calories: 5734 kcal
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • cups light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup (4 oz) chopped pecans
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment; set aside
  2. In a mixing bowl beat butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 min. Add eggs and mix well. In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt and baking soda. Stir into butter mixture. Fold in chopped pecans.
  3. Spoon 1½-inch balls of dough onto baking sheets and bake until golden, about 15 min.
Recipe Notes

The perfect cookie for a cookie jar!  Even better for dunking!

Nutrition Facts
Pecan Crispies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 5734 Calories from Fat 2466
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 274g 422%
Saturated Fat 126g 630%
Cholesterol 815mg 272%
Sodium 1520mg 63%
Potassium 1688mg 48%
Total Carbohydrates 793g 264%
Dietary Fiber 18g 72%
Sugars 539g
Protein 55g 110%
Vitamin A 124.2%
Vitamin C 1.4%
Calcium 68.3%
Iron 126.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Recipe from Susan LaRosa at acakebakesinbrooklyn.com Originally published in LHJ 03/12 Photography Seth Smoot


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