Pecan shortbread cookies

Whenever I bake, I have my daughter running around the oven smelling, tasting, peeping, to say in short, குட்டி போட்ட பூனை மாதிரி. (like a mother cat who delivered in recent and goes around the house with her kittens often changing  their place of stay ). At times, she will become over enthusiastic in helping me (too much some times)! So, when Trupti announced the ‘Little chefs’ event, I  had a reason to include my girl in the spotlight. Even if not for this event, she is always my little judge for my cooking.

I had tried few cookie recipes but not without egg. When I saw this eggless version, in Priya’s ‘Sugar and Spices‘, I was taken by the photo and immediately noted in my ‘to try list’. Then, I tried it one fine day, and it  is our fave now. It kind of melts in your mouth, just like  SKS mysorepak.  I made these cookies  several times, and made a little modification to my taste.

Little hands at work


All – Purpose Flour – 2 cups

Corn starch-1/2 cup

Light Brown Sugar – 3/4 packed

Finely Ground Pecans – 1/2 cup

Salt  – 1/4 tsp

Ground cinnamon – 1/8 tsp

Ground nutmeg- 1/8 tsp

Unsalted Butter  – 2 sticks(8oz) at room temperature


Beat butter and brown sugar together  with a stand mixer. Sift together the flour, cornstarch, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. At a low speed, add dry ingredients to the butter, little by little, mixing only until they form a dough. Fold in the pecans atlast.

Wrap the dough using a  plastic wrap sheet. Roll it on the surface and shape it into a long log. Refrigerate the dough for 2 hours.

Cut the log into 1/4 inch discs and bake at 350 deg F for 14 -20 minutes . The cookies are still pale when done , so  don’t let the color decide the doneness.

Pecan cookies

My entry for ‘Little chefs’ event at Trupti’s ‘The spice who loved me’

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11 thoughts on “Pecan shortbread cookies”

  1. swapna says:

    hi ammal
    nice cookies..always the kids have the choice to cute ..

  2. asha says:

    Beautiful checker board design with cookies on it!Yummy.Good to see part of your kid too!:))

  3. maheswari says:

    Delicious cookies..Loved the checker board…

  4. Latha says:

    Hi Lakshmiammal,

    Thanks for your comment on my blog! Glad you visited. I am slowly catching up. Your blog has changed and looks really nice since the last time I visited.
    Your pulav recipe looks delicious. Will try it sometime.
    Nice cookies. They do look deliicous! I love to involve my kids in my cookign too. And thye eat so much better when they help.

  5. Mythreyee says:

    Delicious looking cookies. The photo is very creative and lovely. thanks for sharing.

  6. Lakshmik says:

    Hi Lakshmiammal

    I have never tried shortbread cookies so far. Will try out your recipe.

  7. Trupti says:

    Delicious entry!!! Love that checkerboard idea.. how creative, I like the fact that it is eggless! and many thanks to your daughter!


  8. lakshmiammal says:

    Thanks friends, the taste of this cookie is so addicting, ‘just like keebler brand pecan shortbreads’ as rightly said by my beloved friend Priya. Do give a try and am sure you gonna love it!

  9. jayashree says:

    lovely cookies, OMG if it taste like Kebler shortbread ,then it is sure one my Family will love ..wonderful Checker board deco …cominh here after a long time , the layout has changed but looks more beautiful…
    Hugs and smiles

  10. Hema says:

    Hi Lakshmi,
    These shortbreads look amazing and I am sure they smelt as good. No wonder your little one was prowling around like a kutti pota poonai:) Love the tic-tac-toe snap, very creative.

  11. Audrey says:

    Pecan-kku Tamil-la yenna sollurathu???

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