Pecan Log Roll Recipe Story


The pecan log roll is a classic holiday treat that has been enjoyed by families for generations. This indulgent dessert is made from a rich, buttery dough that is rolled around a sweet and nutty pecan filling. The finished product is sliced and baked to a golden brown, creating a beautiful spiral of sweet and nutty flavor in every bite.

This recipe is believed to have originated in the southern United States, where pecans are abundant and widely used in cooking and baking. Over time, it has become a beloved tradition for families during the holiday season, with each family often having their own secret twist on the classic recipe.

Making pecan log rolls at home is a fun and easy project that can be enjoyed by the whole family. The dough can be made ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator, making it easy to assemble the logs when ready to bake. The pecan filling can also be made in advance and kept in the freezer, making it a quick and convenient treat to have on hand during the busy holiday season.

To make the pecan log rolls, simply combine the butter, sugar, and flour to create a soft and pliable dough. Roll the dough into long logs and fill with a mixture of chopped pecans, sugar, and cinnamon. Bake until golden brown and slice into rounds, revealing the beautiful spiral of pecan filling inside.

Serve the pecan log rolls with a cup of hot cocoa or a glass of cold milk for a truly indulgent treat. These cookies are sure to become a beloved holiday tradition in your own family, bringing warmth and comfort to every holiday season.

Here is a recipe for classic pecan log rolls:


1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature

1/2 cup granulated sugar

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup pecan halves, chopped

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 tsp cinnamon


In a large bowl, cream together the butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.

Gradually add in the flour, mixing until well combined.

In another bowl, combine the chopped pecans, brown sugar, and cinnamon.

Divide the dough into two equal parts. Roll each part into a log shape about 2 inches in diameter.

Place half of the pecan mixture down the center of each log of dough. Roll the dough around the filling, sealing the edges and forming a tight log.

Wrap each log in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.

Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Remove the plastic wrap from the chilled logs and slice the logs into rounds about 1/2 inch thick.

Place the rounds on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until lightly golden.

Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Enjoy your delicious and classic pecan log rolls!

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