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Vegan Pecan Cookies with a touch of bourbon topped with a pecan

Vegan Pecan Cookies

These Vegan Pecan Cookies with a touch of bourbon are coated in turbinado sugar with a pecan on top. These cookies have a chewy middle and a crispy outside because of the turbinado sugar. They are simply perfection!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American, vegan
Keyword cookies
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 18 cookies
Calories 180 kcal
Author camila


  • 1/2  cup  coconut oil solid
  • tablespoons  vegan butter
  • 1 1/2  cups  turbinado sugar*
  • 1/3  cup  dairy-free yogurt
  • 1/4  cup  dairy-free milk
  • teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon**
  • 2 1/2  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1/2  cup  ground pecans***
  • 3/4  teaspoon  baking soda
  • teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon  fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup turbinado sugar for coating
  • 18 pecans to top cookies


  1. Place coconut oil and vegan butter in the bowl of an electric mixer.
  2. Cream them together for about 1 minute.
  3. They can be cold from the fridge, as soon as you start mixing, they will start to soften up.
  4. Start adding brown sugar slowly, while the mixture gets creamy.
  5. Add yogurt, milk, vanilla, and bourbon. Mix to combine.
  6. Add flour, ground pecans, baking soda, baking powder, salt.
  7. Mix to incorporate.
  8. Scoop cookies with a cookie scoop, roll them between your hands, and then roll them in turbinado sugar. Then place a pecan on top of each cookie.
  9. Place tray with cookies in the freezer for 15-30 minutes before baking.
  10. Pre-heat the oven to 375F.
  11. Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes. Cookies should look browned around the edges, but not too browned on top.
  12. Rule of thumb, if a cookie looks baked and set in the oven, it will most likely be overbaked and tough as it cools down.
  13. I always like to underbake my cookies, and pull them out just before they look ready. Which means I always end up with chewy and soft cookies!
  14. Let cookies cool down slightly before enjoying.


  1. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

To freeze

  1. You can also freeze the cookie balls until they are solid, then place them in a ziplock bag and keep them in your freezer for up to 2 months. Whenever you want a cookie, pre-heat your oven, place cookies in a cookie sheet, and bake them according to instructions above, no need to thaw the cookies before baking them.

Recipe Notes

*Turbinado or raw sugar tends to make recipes a bit drier, so I recommend processing the sugar in the food processor before adding the recipe, or simply swap it for coconut sugar, or brown sugar, and it will work beautifully!

**Omit the bourbon in case you don't want to use it, add another teaspoon of vanilla instead, if desired.

*** You will need about 2/3 cup whole pecans, just process them in the food processor until ground, but don’t process too much that they start to become butter.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Pecan Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 180
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.