Pecan Cup Cookies

Pecan Cup Cookies

There is no way it's Christmas without these pecan cup cookies on the cookie tray. Growing up I really don't remember a Holiday without pecan cups.

Whenever someone in the family was getting married, my grandmother, mother, and aunts would all be busy making cookies. And, these pecan cups were always one them.

These are really easy to make and oh! so good. You don't have to wait for the Holidays to make these little treats. These are perfect any time of the year and are great with a cup of coffee or tea.

Easy pecan cups

This is Jamie pressing the dough into the mini muffin tin with our handy Norpro Tart Tamper.  This tool is so handy for pastries and tarts. Notice Jamie's festive "Christmas Story" shirt.

Pecan cup recipe

The mini muffin tin is filled and the pecan cups are ready for the oven.

Ingredients for the dough:

3 ounces Cream Cheese (Softened)
1/2 cup butter
1 cup all-purpose flour

Ingredients for the filling:

1 egg, beaten
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2/3 cup chopped pecans

  1. Blend the cream cheese and butter until smooth.
  2. Add flour and mix until dough forms
  3. Wrap and refrigerate to chill. (About 30 minutes)
While the dough is chilling let's make the filling. Then we'll get them ready for the oven.
  1. Mix brown sugar and butter.
  2. Add the egg and vanilla, mix until blended.
  3. Now stir in the pecans.
  4. Form the dough into 1-inch balls and press into your mini muffin to form a cup.
  5. If you are using the tamper have some flour handy it prevents the tamper from sticking to the dough.
  6. Fill the cups evenly with the filling.
  7. Bake on center rack at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
This recipe yielded about 18 pecan cups. We always double the recipe 18 is not enough for me.


  1. Oh, these look delicious and the perfect bite-size! I will have to make them soon myself even though Christmas is now past for this year. Everyone loves pecan pies!

    1. There are just the perfect little bite size pecan pie. They are for sure good any time of the year. Thanks Cynthia :)

  2. Getting a mini muffin pan so I can make these for the holidays this year.


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