These Toasted Pecan Cookies are so delicious. And they’re gluten free! This is one of those recipes that you’d NEVER know it was GF if I didn’t tell you! I’m NOT kidding, the flavor is delicate, a bit like shortbread cookies, but with a richer depth of flavor because of those toasted pecans and the flavor intensity of the dark brown sugar.
Toasted Pecan Cookies~Gluten Free Easily
2 cups toasted chopped pecans
2/3 c brown sugar (dark)
2/3 c granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
(I use Spectrum Organic Shortening)
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 large egg
2 cups gluten free all-purpose flour
Preheat the oven to 375°F.
(Put chopped pecans on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake at 375* for 6 minutes or until lightly browned)
Lightly grease (or line with parchment) two baking sheets for baking cookies.
Combine the sugars, butter, shortening, baking soda and vanilla- beating until smooth and creamy.
Beat in the egg till smooth. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl with a spatula to make sure everything is thoroughly combined.
Mix in the flour and toasted nuts.
Make balls with about a tablespoon of dough -flatten cookies between your palms and put them on cookie sheet making certain they’re neat on the rounded edges :)- put them 2 ” apart
Bake for 8-11 minutes…don’t overbake
***A word about Gluten Free all-purpose flour…I LOVE Cup4Cup GF all purpose flour, sold at Williams-Sonoma, but it’s $19.00 and I don’t have a Williams-Sonoma close by, so I’ve been trying out different GF flours. I used King Arthur GF Flour for this recipe and I loved everything about it. I haven’t used King Arthur in anything except cookies – but I give it a thumbs-up!