Healthy Pecan Pie Cookies (4 ingredients!)


These healthy pecan pie cookies are sweet, salty, chewy, and slightly crunchy. The best part is that they’re made with just four ingredients!

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These are not traditional cookies; they’re what I call “healthy cookies.” Made with just Medjool dates, pecans, a tiny bit of maple syrup, and salt.

To make them, you put the ingredients in a food processor and blend, then divide the mixture up into small cookies and bake. The baking helps toast the pecans and caramelizes the dates.

If you’re seeking out something sweet that you can feel good about eating, these pecan pie cookies are what you’re looking for. If you decide to try these cookies, let me know what you think!

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Pecan Pie Cookies

Pecan Pie Cookies

4.85 from 13 reviews
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Servings 8 cookies


  • 5 medjool dates pits removed
  • 1 cup pecan halves plus 8 extra halves for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • ¼ - ½ teaspoon sea salt adjust to taste, I prefer salty sweets (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Chop the dates and put them in a blender or a food processor along with 1 cup of pecans, maple syrup, and sea salt. Blend until the mixture becomes a thick puree.
  • Using a 2-inch cookie scoop, drop cookies onto a greased baking sheet.
  • Press down on the cookies with your fingers to flatten them.
  • Top the cookies with pecan halves.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Cool on a wire rack.
  • Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
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  1. Melody Gibbs says

    5 stars
    I absolutely love these cookies! So easy and so delicious! This is the second year I am making them. They freeze so well. Thank you for a wonderful recipe!!

  2. Vaishali says

    Ashley – I had a crazy time blending chopped dates and pecan halves! I think I broke the chopper. 🙁 Which is the best blending technique or a blender?

  3. ydelle says

    5 stars
    I have made these three years in a row for Passover and they are wonderful -just read they can be frozen good to hear.

  4. Xzercie says

    These are hands down the most satisfying cookies I have ever had. When I want something sweet, one of these babies does the trick. They are very sweet and one doesn’t lead to another (for me anyways). One delicious little morsel and I’m good for the day. Disclaimer: I’m sharing this from the position of someone who is practicing “clean” eating habits so regular sugar, flour, and preservatives have been eliminated from my diet.

  5. June R, says

    5 stars
    Making these cookies again! So far they have been a hit with my picky family, the organic cooking group, the food swap group and the Christmas tea. Perfectly sweet, slightly crunchy but also chewy, so great for both types of cookie people. Plus they go together in a flash. I mix it up in my Ninja 🙂 Thanks for sharing the recipe

  6. Lisa says

    5 stars
    My husband and I really like sweets but doing paleo so need healthy recipes that taste good. I have made paleo brownies. They aren’t bad but this cookie recipe is delicious. Thank you for sharing. I will definitely make these again with my food processor. First time ever using a food processor. Love it.?

  7. Carla says

    5 stars
    Thanks for a great recipe! I am on quite a restricted diet for next 4 months but can eat everything on this recipe! It was nice to make such an easy recipe. I didn’t quite have enough pecans so substituted 1/2 cup of almond meal with 1/2 cup of pecans and they worked really well and blending was not a problem. I have also made with rice malt instead of maple syrup when I didn’t have any in the cupboard and this works well too. I look forward to trying the Gluten Free Roti Bread recipe next!

  8. Cathi says

    I am definitely making these next I just made the three ingredients cookies and I’m loving them!

  9. Petra says

    4 stars
    They were a hit with the 5 year old and under crowd! I had to add a small amount of apple juice to my Vitamix and keep scraping it off the side in order to get it to blend properly. I was worried when the cookies were extremely soft as they came out of the oven, but they hardened somewhat as they cooled and came out very VERY sweet and tasty. They are definitely a sometimes treat – dates might be considered a fruit, but they are really just straight sugar. 🙂

  10. Shirley says

    4 stars
    These are delicious cookies. Just make sure you have a powerful blender or food processor. This is the third recipe of yours I have used. Your recipes may become the only ones I make. Easy and tasty. Thank you!

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