I woulk like you to meet my favorite cookie recipe……
If You Have a Coffee Grinder
If you have a coffee grinder, you can use my little trick to make them extra flavorful and ‘melt in your mouthy’.
Of the required amount of pecan nuts, I take approximately 1/2 a cup and whizz them up in the coffee grinder. I add this in at the same time as adding the chopped nuts. This infuses the cookies with even more pecan deliciousness.
If you do not have a coffee grinder – you can simply leave this step out. They will still be good.
My ‘Baked Gift’ Recipe
These cookies are my number one for when I want to bake something as a gift. They look cute, taste decadent and perfect, are almost impossible to flop – and are healthier than the average cookie. ; )
I took a little batch of these the other day to my great godmother. She is now 92! And doing pretty well considering. But she does have down days where she feels like shit. And lots of things are hard for her, she can’t go for walks any more or read books.
She always says that we must not travel all the way just to see her – so we lie and say we had other things to do in the area. She was never able to have children, which makes me feel like my parents and I are her children even though we have not always lived close to her.
Lately I have been listening to Jessica Murnane’s One Part podcast, and one of the recent episodes is with Jody Day on childlessness. It’s crazy interesting because, this is the first time in known history that women have been able to use convenient and guaranteed contraception. And the spin off effect of this is that there are a lot of women who accidentally never had kids! And this is causing a lot of pain throughout the world. Like a mass global pain of women who are missing the kids they got to have.
It immediately reminded me of my great godmother. She never ever complains about not being able to have kids. But it must have been a huge thing in her life. And it just makes me realise once again how ‘hardcore’ the old generation is. Instead she always tells us funny stories about her past, and asks relevant questions about what we are up to.
I guess where I am going with this is – visit the old people! So if there is someone out there who you have been meaning to visit, MAKE THESE Cookies, and go see them. And if you want some accountability – instagram me(@rebelskitchenpics) a pic and it will make my day.
No Sugar Pecan CookiesPrint This
- 210 grams butter
- 4 heaped tablespoons honey
- 4 tablespoons vanilla essence
- 2 cups flour
- 2 cups chopped + powdered (optional) pecan nuts
- Pinch salt
- Whole pecans for the top
- Line 2 baking trays with parchment paper. Or you can grease them.
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
- Cream the butter and honey in a mixing bowl. For a really light cookie texture, beat for 5 minutes until very well creamed. That’s my other little secret to making these cookies extra awesome
- Add the flour, salt, chopped pecans and powdered (optional) pecans.
- Roll into approximately 1 tablespoon balls in your hands, placing the balls onto your baking trays.
- Once the dough is all done, press a whole pecan onto each dough ball. This will flatten the cookies a little.
- Place the trays in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes or until the cookies turn golden.
- Allow to cool and then store in an airtight container.
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