Introduction: Enjoy the delightful combination of sweet and savory flavors with our Weight Watchers Cheese Pecan Cookies. Originally a cherished family recipe, these cookies have been reimagined to fit into your wellness journey without sacrificing taste. Whether you’re indulging during the holidays or simply craving a wholesome treat, these cookies are sure to satisfy your palate.


For the Cookies:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 ounces reduced-fat cheddar cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • Pecan halves
  • Powdered sugar (for dusting)


Mixing the Dough:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine softened butter and reduced-fat cheddar cheese until well blended.
  2. Add garlic powder and cayenne pepper to the mixture, stirring until evenly distributed.
  3. Gradually mix in the self-rising flour until a dough forms.

Chilling the Dough: 4. Divide the dough into two equal portions and shape them into logs approximately 1 1/2 inches in diameter.

  1. Wrap each log in waxed paper and chill them in the refrigerator for at least two hours.

Baking the Cookies: 6. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  1. Slice the chilled dough into 1/4 inch thick rounds and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  2. Press a pecan half into the center of each cookie.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, ensuring not to overbrown the cookies.

Finishing Touches: 10. Once baked, transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool slightly.

  1. While still warm, sift powdered sugar over the top of each cookie for a sweet finish.
  2. Store the cooled cookies in an airtight container. They can be enjoyed for up to two weeks and freeze well for future indulgence.

Nutritional Information (Per Cookie):

  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 110
  • Total Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 15mg
  • Sodium: 170mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 9g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g
  • Sugars: 0g
  • Protein: 3g

Conclusion: With our Weight Watchers Cheese Pecan Cookies, you can enjoy the irresistible flavors of this beloved family recipe while staying mindful of your wellness goals. Whether you’re treating yourself or sharing with loved ones, these cookies are sure to bring joy to any occasion. Embrace the balance of sweet and savory in every delightful bite!