To make these pancakes without cookie cutters, pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto hot griddle, and proceed as directed.
Combine flour and next 3 ingredients in a bowl; whisk in 1 1/8 cups milk and egg, whisking until mixture is blended. Stir in pecans.
Grease heavy metal cookie cutters lightly, and place on hot (375°), lightly greased griddle. Pour pancake batter (approximately 2 tablespoons) into each cutter. Using tongs, remove cutters after 1 minute (cutters will be hot); cook pancakes 2 more minutes. Turn pancakes over, and cook 2 to 3 more minutes or until done.