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Chewy Pecan Supreme Cookies

This buttery, chewy pecan cookie recipe is a copycat version of your favorite mall cookie shop: Great American Cookie Company Chewy Pecan Supreme Cookies!

Soft and Chewy Pecan Cookies!

These pecan cookies are incredibly underrated. I mean, no chocolate, no frosting, no sprinkles…they would be an easy one to pass over on a cookie platter. I totally understand. I mean, all I see here is a a brown cookie with …. nuts? No thanks, pass me the whoopie pie. Turns out, that is exactly the wrong move. These chewy, sweet butter pecan cookies with crispy edges and soft centers are the type of cookie that keep me coming back for “just one more”. A classic is a classic for a reason, and these taste like pure comfort!

A Great American Cookie Company Copycat Recipe!

These Copycat Great American Cookie Company Chewy Pecan Cookies are an absolute dream! I found many versions of the recipe when I was doing my cookie research and came up with a version that holds true to the original, while also incorporating a few of my own tweaks. What I landed on is a delicious and easy cookie recipe with the flavor as close to the original as I could get!

Pecan Cookie Ingredients:

Make sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the full ingredient list and instructions!

  • Room temperature butter. I prefer using salted butter in this recipe because there is no additional salt added, except in the self rising flour. You can absolutely use unsalted if you are salt-sensitive, or watching your sodium intake. 
  • Light brown sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Large eggs
  • Crushed corn flakes. You will want to finely crush the corn flakes, with no large pieces. The corn flakes add texture to the cookie, so don’t crush them into a dust, but you don’t really want to “see” the flakes.
  • Self-rising flour. I don’t normally bake cookies with self-rising flour, but as I did research on this recipe, all the versions that I came across used self-rising. And since this is essentially a “copycat” cookie recipe, I wanted to keep the integrity of the recipe intact. 
  • Chopped pecans. You can buy the pre-chopped pecans at the supermarket, but I would give them another chop. You don’t want very large pieces of pecans in the cookie.

Why Self Rising Flour?

As I stated above, this is a copycat cookie from the Great American Cookie Company. In all the research I did for the recipe, every version I saw included self-rising flour instead of all purpose. I wanted my interpretation to be as authentic as possible, so I chose to use self-rising flour as well. However, you can absolutely sub out all purpose flour for the self rising. Here are two options how:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour + 1/2 teaspoon baking soda + 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup all purpose flour + 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder + 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
pecan cookie dough in a white mixing bowl with a pink rubber spatula

Equipment Needed:

No special equipment is needed for this recipe, here’s what you will need:

pecan cookies stacked on a wire cooking rack

Tips for Success

These cookies are very straightforward, and you should have great success, but here are a few tips to make them perfect:

  • Using a cookie scoop is key to ensure all the cookies are the same size. This is great for aesthetics, but also ensures even baking.
  • Taking cookie size to the next level, you can use a food scale to weigh your dough out when portioning it for the cookies. 45 grams of dough is what I would recommend for each cookie. 
  • If you don’t have a cookie scoop, roll the dough into balls and place on the baking sheet. This helps as they bake and spread to stay in that perfect circular shape. 
  • As soon as they come out of the oven you can use a spatula to shape the cookies back into perfect circles if they appear misshapen. 

Can You Freeze These Cookies?

Yes absolutely! You can either freeze the cookies are they are baked, or you can freeze the dough before baking. Check out my fill post on how to freeze cookie dough. It will change your life!

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Chewy Pecan Supreme Cookies

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  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Dessert


This buttery, chewy pecan cookie recipe is a copycat version of your favorite mall cookie shop: Great American Cookie Company Chewy Pecan Supreme Cookies!


  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/3 cups light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup finely crushed corn flakes
  • 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 1/4 cups finely chopped pecans


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla together for 2 minutes on medium speed until pale in color and fluffy, scraping sides of bowl as necessary.
  3. Turn the mixer to low and add in corn flakes and flour until just combined.
  4. Add in pecans and mix until evenly incorporated.
  5. Using a medium-sized (2 tablespoon) cookie scoop, portion dough out and place onto the prepared baking sheet 3- inches apart. Cookies will spread while baking. If you don’t have a cookie scoop, roll into balls and place on the baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 9-11 minutes, until edges are golden and tops are set.
  7. Allow cookies to cool for 2 minutes on the baking sheet and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


Store airtight for up to 5 days.

Freeze airtight for up to 2 months. Thaw at room temperature. 

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