If you’re a pecans fan, I’ve got your back. Now that the season for pecan pie is over, I’ve given you a recipe for mini pecan pies that pass as a Christmas cookie. Even better! They’re so cute, very easy, and they’re absolutely delicious. I’m talking majorly addicting. I mean when you check out the ingredients, you shouldn’t be that surprised. The filling is pretty much just eggs with sugar and butter and then mixed with chopped pecans on top of a cream cheese dough. Doesn’t get much better than that.
The cookies themselves are not the most photogenic thing I’ve made, I will say that. But once you bite into one, you honestly couldn’t care less. They are just so delicious. The pie crust is perfectly golden and crusty and the filling itself is actually very smooth and sweet, then paired with the pecans makes for a severely addicting cookie.
They’re pretty much candied pecans baked into a mini pie crust and deemed a cookie. I’m trying my best to put into words just how delicious these cookies are and I’m probably just coming off as repetitive and cheesy. So, make them yourself and you’ll see. Happy baking!
Recipe adapted from Food Network