21 Easy Pecan Christmas Recipes for Cookies and More

The holiday season is a special time of year when family and friends get together, enjoy each others company, and of course lots of food! One popular food item in many households is pecans. So I’ve decided to put together a list of delicious pecan Christmas recipes that will be a real treat for you and your loved ones.

pecan Christmas recipes

In full openness I have to admit that not of all these recipes are specifically Italian. For example, how do you classify chocolate covered pecans?

But I did do my best to locate recipes, including my own, that I thought my readers would appreciate.

Pecan Christmas Recipes

I’m sure that this collection of pecan recipes will inspire you, whether you’re looking for appetizers, side dishes, cookies or desserts. In fact, I think some of these recipes are good for any holiday, not just Christmas.

If you find yourself suddenly motivated and ready to grab a bag of pecans, here are some places you can order them online.

Price compare to find the best deal, and don’t forget to see what deals they have with shipping. One last tip – make sure you’re ordering the right pecan cut – halves, chopped or whatever the recipe calls for.

Pecan Christmas Cookies

Pecan cookies along with many others on this list can often be made in advance and stored in an airtight container either in the fridge or in the freezer. Let’s get to planning!

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Italian Pecan Snowball Cookies (aka butterball cookies)
Italian Pecan Snowball Cookies (aka butterball cookies)
Easy and delicious recipe for Italian pecan butterball Christmas cookies. This recipe is quick and
has lots of flavor. Enjoy at every holiday!
Check out this recipe
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Pecan Cookie Recipe - Herbs & Flour
Pecan Cookie Recipe – Herbs & Flour
This Pecan Cookie Recipe produces delicious cut-out cookies that are speckled with pecans and can be topped with a simple cinnamon icing for an extra flavorful treat! This recipe is easy to do and perfect with a cup of coffee or tea!
Check out this recipe
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Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies - Whisking Wolf
Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies – Whisking Wolf
Soft, chewy and crunchy in every bite, these brown butter cookies, Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies, are a trifecta of textures.
Check out this recipe
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Brown Butter Pecan Spice Cookies
Brown Butter Pecan Spice Cookies
These Brown Butter Pecan Spice Cookies are filled with pecan pieces, nutty brown butter and just a hint of cinnamon and cloves.
Check out this recipe
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Coconut Pecan Cookies
Coconut Pecan Cookies
These coconut pecan cookies are super soft and decadent and with the addition of white chocolate chips, you are in for the perfect treat. This coconut pecan cookie recipe is NO CHILL and ready in less than 30 minutes. Perfect for a holiday party, cookie exchange or to satisfy that sweet tooth any time…
Check out this recipe
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Spiced Italian Pecan Meringues Recipe using egg whites
Chef Merrin Mae Gray’s Spiced Italian Pecan Meringues get a flavor boost from crunchy pecans and potent grappa. Find the recipe at Food & Wine.
Check out this recipe
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Easy Pecan Sandies
Easy Pecan Sandies
Melt-in-your-mouth pecan cookies that will bring raves. They’re similar to snowballs, with an intense nut flavor and crumbly texture. With few ingredients, the cookie dough can be made ahead.
Check out this recipe
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White Chocolate Pecan Cookies
White Chocolate Pecan Cookies
A warm and cozy brown sugar based cookie, loaded with smooth white chocolate and crunchy pecans. These soft and chewy cookies will become a Christmas favorite.
Check out this recipe

Pecan Snacks

Sometimes it’s nice to have some pecan recipes that are simply finger foods or snacks. These are great choices for Christmas time party and holiday snacks!

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Pecan Turtle Candy
Pecan Turtle Candy
Toasted pecan clusters are topped with caramel and chocolate…
Check out this recipe
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Easy Chocolate Covered Pecans
Easy Chocolate Covered Pecans
Chocolate covered pecans are a classic holiday treat that everyone loves. In fact, these deliciously sweet and salty snacks are the perfect indulgence any time of the year.
Check out this recipe
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garlic roasted pecans
Garlic Roasted Pecans
Delicious roasted pecans seasoned with butter, garlic and salt
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Cinnamon & Sugar Roasted Pecans Recipe
Cinnamon & Sugar Roasted Pecans Recipe
These Cinnamon Sugar Pecans are the perfect snack, and are just like the ones you can find at Cabela’s during the holidays!
Check out this recipe
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Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Bites
Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Bites
These Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Bites are a perfect appetizer- slightly sweet, yet savory. Delicious all year long, but so festive looking at Christmas time!
Check out this recipe
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Chocolate Pecans (Easy DIY Gift)
Chocolate Pecans are crunchy, salty, chocolatey delicious nuts that you can make yourself in just a few minutes.
Check out this recipe

Pecan Cakes and Pie Recipes

Pecans aren’t only limited to snacks and cookies. These cakes can be used for breakfast too!

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Pecan Coffee Cake
Delicious coffee cake with pecans and cinnamon struesel. Goes great with a fresh cup of java or espresso!
Check out this recipe
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Easy Cinnamon Rolls with Pecans
Easy Cinnamon Rolls with Pecans
Sinfully delicious and only 10 minutes of hands-on time (with a shortcut), these super easy cinnamon rolls are a huge treat for any occasion. Warm, fresh, sweet, buttery, nutty, make-ahead and semi-homemade.
Check out this recipe
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Light and Flakey Brown Butter Pecan Scones with Vanilla Drizzle
Light and Flakey Brown Butter Pecan Scones with Vanilla Drizzle
These brown butter pecan scones are light and crispy and are filled with amazing melt-in-your-mouth flavor.
Check out this recipe
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Pecan Tassies (Mini Pecan Pies)
Pecan Tassies (Mini Pecan Pies)
These sweet little Pecan Tassies are a wonderful addition to your holiday baking list. Great for Christmas! Try serving with some ice cream too!
Check out this recipe

Pecan Christmas Dinner Recipes

If you’re looking for recipes for your Christmas meal, try these!

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Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe | Good Life Eats
Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe | Good Life Eats
This Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash is a great vegetarian side dish to accompany your holiday meal. Learn how to prep it in advance, plus many other tips!
Check out this recipe
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Healthy Pumpkin and Pecan Salad
Healthy Pumpkin and Pecan Salad
This delicious kale salad might look complicated, but it’s actually quite simple! Roasted pumpkin and candied pecans make it the perfect fall salad.
Check out this recipe
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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Pecans and Cranberries
Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Pecans and Cranberries
Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Pecans and Cranberries with a real maple syrup drizzle. A healthy, gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free side dish recipe.
Check out this recipe
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I hope you’ve enjoyed these delicious pecan Christmas recipes and ideas. I had fun putting the list together for you and now I’m craving pecans!

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