Learn how to make Pecan Cookies, one of Rita's recipes for healthy weight.

Pecan Cookies


  • Cooking spray
  • 2/3 cup white whole-wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup egg substitute or 1 medium egg
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup finely chopped pecan pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl; set aside.
  3. Combine brown sugar, sugar, egg substitute, canola oil and extract in another medium bowl. With electric mixer on high speed; cream together until smooth and fluffy.
  4. Reduce to medium-low speed; gradually add flour mixture to creamed mixture and beat until well-blended.
  5. Drop mixture 2 inches apart by level teaspoons onto cookie sheet. Top each cookie with a sprinkle of the nuts.
  6. Bake 7 minutes. Let stand 1 minute on cookie sheet, then remove with metal spatula. Cool on wire rack.

Makes 2 dozen small cookies.