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Simply Tasty Hungarian Pecan Cookie Drops

Baking is one of my favorite activities to do with my daughter, but we don’t always get a chance to make something together. Our go-to recipe is usually a tasty organic apple or berry pie, but I’ve been thinking about ways to make our special activity a bit more educational, so I looked up a sweet Hungarian recipe that Savannah and I could do together that would allow me to teach her about a new country, and our heritage. Since I found a recipe for Russian Tea Cakes and Hungarian Pecan Cookies that are so similar I combined the two to make one of my own. Keep reading for my quick (but delicious) Hungarian Pecan Cookie Drop recipe.

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Hungarian Pecan Cookie Drops

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Baked Goods


  • 1 cup Unsalted butter
  • 1 cup Finely chopped pecans or walnuts (I used cinnamon pecans from the store and mashed them in a sandwich bag)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 cup All-purpose flour
  • 2.5 cup Powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Combine butter and vanilla in a mixing bowl until smooth (I used my mixer with the paddle attachment)
  • Add 1/2 cup of the powdered — My daughter loved that she could do this herself
  • Slowly pour in the flour until well mixed, followed by the walnuts or pecans
  • Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on a cookie sheet — Another great activity for the kiddo!
  • Bake 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned — careful the bottom doesn't burn!
  • Let cool for 2-3 minutes
  • Pour remaining powdered sugar on a plate then roll the cooled cake drops in the plate of sugar about 1-2 times each
  • Enjoy!

Enjoy the Pecan cookies and let me know what you think!

simply tasty pecan cookie drops

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