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.
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.
My entry for ‘Little chefs’ event at Trupti’s ‘The spice who loved me’
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11 thoughts on “Pecan shortbread cookies”
nice cookies..always the kids have the choice to judge..right..so cute ..
Beautiful checker board design with cookies on it!Yummy.Good to see part of your kid too!:))
Delicious cookies..Loved the checker board…
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.
Delicious looking cookies. The photo is very creative and lovely. thanks for sharing.
I have never tried shortbread cookies so far. Will try out your recipe.
Delicious entry!!! Love that checkerboard idea.. how creative, I like the fact that it is eggless! and many thanks to your daughter!
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!
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
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.
Pecan-kku Tamil-la yenna sollurathu???