Small Batch Pecan Fingers

Classic Pecan Fingers are sweet, nutty & a favorite holiday cookie.  Since parties are fewer & smaller this year, here’s a small batch version. Classic Pecan Fingers are sweet, nutty & a favorite holiday cookie.  Since parties are fewer & smaller this year, here's a small batch version.

This post is sponsored in conjunction with 2020 #ChristmasCookies Week (see the great prizes and recipes below!). I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of these recipes. All opinions are mine.

Pecan Fingers are a classic. Sweet, nutty and melt-in-the-mouth, they are a holiday classic, often made to share.  

Classic Pecan Fingers are sweet, nutty & a favorite holiday cookie.  Since parties are fewer & smaller this year, here's a small batch version.

Although this year we’ll be missing a lot of sharing events, I knew I still wanted my cookies.  So I decided to cut the recipe down.   Small recipe, less weight gain!  You didn’t think I’d cut back on variety, did you? 

Now I’m almost ashamed to admit, but I had never made Pecan Fingers before.  Their baking always fell to my mother who, even when her dementia started to get bad, turned them out without fail. Alas no more. 

So this year, I was excited to receive some Millican Pecans for my holiday baking. With my mother in memory care, I was ready to take the reins!

Now I’m excited to say that this was my second batch of pecan cookies for the holidays.  Right after my Pecan Pie Cookies on Monday.  Classic Pecan Fingers are sweet, nutty & a favorite holiday cookie.  Since parties are fewer & smaller this year, here's a small batch version.

You see I became kind of addicted to family owned Millican Pecans after a spring baking promotion and now they are a pantry staple.  Pecans (halves, chopped, ground), pecan oil, pralines, cinnamon pecans and more—yum!  And yum! 

What would the holidays be without pecans! Classic Pecan Fingers are sweet, nutty & a favorite holiday cookie.  Since parties are fewer & smaller this year, here's a small batch version.

Small Batch Pecan Fingers

Small Batch Pecan Fingers

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Classic Pecan Fingers are sweet, nutty & a favorite holiday cookie.  Since parties are fewer & smaller this year, here's a small batch version. 


  • ½ cup butter
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 tablespoon water
  • 1 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 cups pecans, grated or finely chopped ( I used ¾ cup pecan pieces. ¼ cup pecan meal)
  • ¼ cup + sifted powdered sugar for coating


Cream butter. Mix in sugar, salt, vanilla and water. Add flour and pecans. Mix well. Chill if dough is soft.

Shape into twelve finger-like ovals. Place on ungreased cooky sheets.

Bake at 350 degrees about 15 minutes. Let cool slightly (or they’ll break), then roll in powdered sugar.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 184Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 126mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 2g

Nutrition data accuracy may vary with product selection, calculator accuracy, etc. Consult a professional for the best information.

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Originally founded as the West Texas Pecan Nursery in the late 1800’s, Millican Pecan is now in 5th generation ownership. Located in San Saba, TX, the family continues the tradition of pecan farming while also branching the business into the online world. The family also enjoys educating people about pecans. One winner will receive The Tower of Treats Gift Tins. The tower includes 3 decorative gift tins stacked on top of each other. The bottom tin includes our 2 lb. Chocolate Pecan Sampler, the middle tin is our Flavored Pecan Sampler and the top tin is an 8 oz. tin of Milk Chocolate Caramillicans (similar to Turtles). An $80 value.

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14 thoughts on “Small Batch Pecan Fingers

  1. Dawn

    RE: On-Line Pecan Fingers Recipe
    Ms. Inger:
    Are you aware that you have salt listed twice in this recipe? One calls for 1/8 tsp salt and the other calls for 1/4 tsp salt. I’m assuming it is only one of those and not both. Which one is correct measurement?
    Thank you for your attention to this issue. I hope you have a safe, healthy and Merry Christmas with your family!

    1. Inger Post author

      Thanks for catching this Dawn. I halved this recipe and the 1/4 teaspoon must be left over from the original. Changing it as soon as I hit enter. Thanks so much for letting me know!

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