Baking Cookies With Extra Honey Roasted Pecans


Ordering your honey roasted pecans in bulk is a great way to get them for a better per-unit price. But what do you do once you've used the pecans for your planned purpose and you still have pounds of them leftover? You bake cookies, that's what! Here are two incredible cookie recipes that call for lots of honey roasted pecans.

Dirty Snowballs

These cookies are a unique twist on the classic pecan snowball cookies people often make for the holidays. To make about 6 dozen dirty snowballs, you'll need:

  • 3 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups honey roasted pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup hot cocoa mix

Cream the butter and the powdered sugar. Add the vanilla extract and salt, and mix well. Then, stir in the flour and nuts until a stiff, crumbly dough forms. 

Shape the dough into 1-inch balls by rolling heaped teaspoons of the dough between your hands. Space these balls about 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 20 minutes at 300 degrees F.

When the cookies come out of the oven, immediately roll them in the hot cocoa mix. Let them cool completely before transferring them to a closed container for storage.

Double Caramel Pecan Cookies

With two types of caramel, honey, and honey roasted pecans, these cookies are a dream creation. The recipe makes about 4 dozen large cookies. You'll need:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup softened, unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup caramel sauce
  • 1 cup hard caramel candies, crushed
  • 1 cup honey roasted pecans, chopped

Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl. Add the eggs and vanilla, and mix well. Then, stir in the flour, salt, and baking soda. Once a soft dough has formed, fold in the caramel sauce, caramel candies, and the roasted pecans. You want the caramel sauce to be almost mixed in, but still somewhat separate and visible.

Scoop the mixture onto baking sheets by the tablespoon. Bake for 14 - 16 minutes at 350 degrees F. Let cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheets, and then remove and allow to finish cooling on a wire rack.

With these recipes in your file, you'll never wonder how to use up extra honey roasted pecans again. A company like Selman Nut Co. may have what you're looking for.


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