German Drop Cookies

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 5 dozen
  • Prep 10 mins
  • Cook 20 mins

These simple tasting and easy to make—no mixer required—sugar-pecan cookies are loaded with nuts and sprinkled with powdered sugar.

Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn

You can make ahead and freeze the dough, well-wrapped, to thaw and bake at a later date.


1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Combine first 5 ingredients with a spoon. Shape into 1-inch balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake 20 minutes. Combine powdered sugar and cinnamon.
  3. Sift powdered sugar mixture over warm cookies or roll cookies in sugar mixture.

Recipe adapted by Joan Gusweiler.



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