This is my sisters newly created fast and easy cookie recipe. The most important thing about it is that it is really, really good! I know it uses a cake mix, but who cares when they taste this great? It only makes the recipe easier as far as I’m concerned! These cookies turn out similar to a Russian teacake, but with a slightly moister and more tender texture. I also love the spiced flavor and the subtle chewiness of the toasted pecans.
Julie’s Spiced Pecan Cookies
1 “spice” cake mix
2 ¼ cups AP flour
1 tsp cardamom
2 cups,(4 sticks of butter), mostly melted
2/3 cup toasted pecans chopped
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl whisk together all of the dry ingredients until well combined. Take the butter, which should be about 2/3’s melted (best achieved in a microwave) and whisk the butter until smooth. Add the butter to the dry ingredients and stir together. Add the pecans and mix the dough until everything is combined and the pecans are evenly distributed. The dough should be quite thick. Roll the dough into balls about 1 ½” in diameter. Bake the cookies on a silpat lined sheet pan 10-12 minutes.
When the cookies have cooled, sprinkle them with powdered sugar and store them in an airtight container until you serve them.