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pecan pie cookies

Pecan Pie Bites

These bite sized pecan pies have a buttery and flaky crust, and are filled with delicious and easy to make pecan pie filling!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, christmas, holiday
Servings 6


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 6 oz cream cheese
  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 2 cups chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • maraschino cherries


  • Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Cut the butter and cream cheese into the sifted flour until the particles are about the size of small peas. If they are not sticking well, add 1 tbsp of water. Press together until a dough ball forms.
  • Grease a mini muffin tin. Rip off a small piece of dough, and line the tin by pressing it with your thumb and fingers.
  • In a bowl, mix the eggs, brown sugar, vanilla extract and the chopped pecans. Scoop 2 tsp of this mixture over the cookies, and top each cookie with a maraschino cherry (or 1/2 of a cherry if you do not have enough for each cookie).
  • Bake in the oven for 20-23 minutes until golden brown and toasty! Transfer to a wire rack to cool and enjoy!


  • These cookies will last up to 1 week in an air tight container.
Keyword bites, buttery, christmas, christmas cookies, cookies, holiday, mini, pecan, pecan pie, sweet, toasties