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There’s just something about the flavor of pecan that’s great around the holidays, or any time of year for that matter. Likewise, sugar cookies are always a go-to for holiday baking. This is why we’re making pecan thumbprint sugar cookies! Yes, we’re baking thumbprint sugar cookies with a homemade, easy pecan pie filling – delish!

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No matter which way the cookie crumbles, you’ll love these pecan thumbprint cookies with pecan pie filling. They’re easy to make and will please the whole family. Let’s get to it and make a big batch of delicious pecan thumbprint sugar cookies!

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Pecan Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

Note: You’ll want to make your pecan pie filling first, then get started on your thumbprint sugar cookies.

Filling Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3 tbs butter
  • 3 tbs honey
  • 1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped

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Filling Directions

  • Combine butter, brown sugar and honey in a sauce pan over medium heat, stirring occasionally until you’ve just reach a boil.
  • Remove the pan from the heat, stir in the pecans and set aside to cool while you prepare your cookies.

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Thumbprint Sugar Cookies

While your pecan pie filling is cooling you can start to prepare your thumbprint sugar cookies and get them in the oven to begin baking.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup plus 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter at room temperature
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees; prepare a baking sheet with parchment or non-stick liner (butter + flour works too!)
  • In a bowl, mix the butter and the 1/4 cup sugar on low speed until smooth (about 60 seconds)
  • Add flour and continue beating on medium-low until just blended (about 60 seconds)
  • Using your hands, knead and roll 1 inch balls of dough. Roll each ball in the sugar we set aside
  • Place dough balls on the prepared baking sheet (I like these parchment paper sheets), about 1 to 2 inches apart
  • Press a well in the middle of each ball with your finger, almost to the bottom (if the edges split too much, reroll the dough and try again)
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes or until the top of the cookies look dry, remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes before moving them to a cooling rack.
  • Once cool, repress the wells if needed and add 1/4-1/2 tsp of pecan filling
  • Serve and enjoy!




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These pecan thumbprint cookies are a must try. The pecan pie filling is easy to make and so good you can eat it with a spoon. The thumbprint sugar cookies are only a few ingredients and are a perfect pair for the pecan pie filling. These pecan thumbprint cookies are all around awesome! Perfect for bake sales, holidays, work parties and other gatherings. They’re a perfect little cookie to serve your guests any time of year!

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Pecan Thumbprint Cookies

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 28 -30
Author: Scrappy Geek

Ingredients

Filling

  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3 tbs butter
  • 3 tbs honey
  • 1/2 cup pecans finely chopped

Cookies

  • 3/4 cup sugar + sugar for rolling the dough in
  • 1/2 cup butter; softened to room temp
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

Instructions

Filling

  • Combine butter, brown sugar and honey in a sauce pan over medium heat, stirring occasionally until you've just reach a boil.
  • Remove the pan from the heat, stir in the pecans and set aside to cool while you prepare your cookies.

Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees; prepare a baking sheet with parchment or non-stick liner (butter + flour works too!)
  • In a bowl, mix the butter and the 3/4 cup sugar on low speed until smooth (about 60 seconds)
  • Add flour and continue beating on medium-low until just blended (about 60 seconds)
  • Using your hands, knead and roll 1 inch balls of dough. Roll each ball in the sugar we set aside
  • Place dough balls on the prepared baking sheet (I like these parchment paper sheets), about 1 to 2 inches apart
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes or until the top of the cookies look dry, remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes before moving them to a cooling rack.
  • Once cool, repress the wells if needed and add 1/4-1/2 tsp of pecan filling
  • Serve and enjoy!


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