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5 from 9 votes

Pecan Cookies

Southern sour cream pecan cookies are good anytime and wonderful for the holidays.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pecan Cookies
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 1/2 cup oil I use Canola
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup pecan pieces


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


  • In a large mixing bowl whisk together the oil, eggs, sugar, vanilla and sour cream. Add flour, baking powder, salt, and soda and mix well with a large spoon. Fold in pecans. In a smaller bowl mix the sugar and cinnamon for the topping. Batter will look like cake batter. 
  • Drop by tablespoon full onto a very lightly sprayed cookie sheet. Sprinkle a pinch of the sugar and cinnamon topping on each cookie. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven 15 to 20 minutes. Makes about 2 1/2 dozen depending on the size you make the cookies.