1. Unsalted butter 2. Granulated sugar 3. Eggs 4. Vanilla extract 5. All-purpose flour 6. Salt 7. Pecans 8. Powdered sugar 9. Meringue powder

Step 1

Beat butter and sugar in mixing bowl for 4-5 minutes or until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla extract until just combined.

Step 2

Whisk together flour, salt and chopped pecans in bowl. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined on low speed.

Step 3

Add powdered sugar to rolling pin and parchment paper. Roll dough to ¼" thickness and place in fridge for 1 hour.

Step 4

Cut into desired shapes and place on parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes or until the cookies are firm on the edge.

Step 5

Transfer to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely.

Step 6

Add the butter and salt to pan over medium heat. Allow the butter to brown for about 2-3 minutes or until it smells toasted, stirring often.

Step 7

Whisk together the brown butter, sugar, meringue powder, water and vanilla extract until it is thick enough to hold its shape.

Step 8

Decorate the pecan sugar cookies with icing and enjoy!

Pro Tips

1. Toast the pecans as it adds flavor and texture. 2. Use parchment paper to rolling pin when rolling out cookie dough so it doesn’t stick. 3. Roll out pecan sugar cookie dough first before placing in fridge for 1 hour so it is easier to get to ¼″ thickness.