These super simple Pecan Cookies are bursting with flavor. They are full of chocolate chips, chopped pecans, and cinnamon. With only 8 ingredients, a bowl, and a wooden spoon they mix up in 5 minutes. This easy recipe is low carb, keto, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, and Trim Healthy Mama friendly.
I love super simple recipes that highlight a few delicious ingredients. And these cookies fit the list. You can taste the pecans, a hint of cinnamon, and the richness of the chocolate.
You'll probably be seeing a few more pecan recipes coming up this fall! There two reasons for that.
The first is my sweet five year old had an allergic reaction to pistachios at the beginning of the summer. Her lips swelled up like balloons and we went to the ER to make sure the reaction didn't continue. After that our family doctor did some allergy testing. She is very allergic to pistachios and cashews. She's eaten peanuts and almonds with no reaction but we decided to just eliminate all tree nuts and peanuts from her diet to be safe. The nut lowest on the list of potential allergens was pecans.
The second reason is that pecans are actually my favorite nut. I'm grateful she was fine (and we now have an epipen just in case) and I'm grateful I can still use some nuts. No more cashews or pistachios in the house but the rest are fine to have around and use in my recipes.
How to Make Pecan Cookies
If your pecans are already finely chopped all you need is a bowl and wooden spoon to mix up these cookies. If not you will have to chop them in a food processor or by hand first.
Just put the ingredients into a bowl, mix, and scoop.
I pressed my cookies down with a fork so they would cook more evenly and I like the design it makes on top.
Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies Ingredients:
- finely chopped pecans
- almond flour
- Trim Healthy Mama Gentle Sweet (or my sweetener blend)
- sugar free chocolate chips
- coconut oil
More dairy-free treats:
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl with a wooden spoon until well combined.
- Use a small cookie scoop to make 30 cookies. Flatten with a fork. Dip the fork into a glass of water in between cookies so they don't stick to it.
- Bake for 14-16 minutes until golden and slightly firm to the touch.
Originally Published September 10, 2016. Revised and Republished July 9, 2019.