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Chestnut Flour Pecan Cookies

Our chestnut flour pecan cookies are so adorable. They combine toasted pecans and caramel flavour in one! They are so easy to make!

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If you are looking for a simple tasty cookies packed with quality ingredients, then these cookies are your thing. Make with chestnut and spelt flours and enriched with toasted pecans, they are super delicious. Plus, they are so easy and quick to make.

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What you'll need to make chestnut flour pecan cookies

This recipe calls for a mix of CHESTNUT and WHOLE GRAIN SPELT flours, making these cookies both healthy and nutritiously rich.

Chestnut flour with its nutty taste is a great addition to any cookies as well as whole grain spelt flour with its coarse texture. Cookies are packed with toasted pecans which we adore in desserts and cookies.

If you never used MUSCOVADO SUGAR in sweets you should definitely start. This sugar is dark, rich and full of molasses. It's unrefined sugar which also holds moisture and is what makes a chewy cookie.



How to make chestnut flour pecan cookies

Making these cookies is so easy. You will need only 2 bowls, electric hand mixer and baking sheet.

The recipe start toasting pecans to release its amazing aroma. Toast them lightly in the oven for about 8-10 minutes, then coarsely chop on the cutting board. Combine flours in one bowl together with ground cardamom and salt.

Beat butter and light muscovado sugar in one bowl until creamy then fold in flours and chopped pecans. Once you have the dough ready, form walnut-sized balls, flatten them and bake in the oven for 7-8 minutes. Fragrant of toasted pecans will spread in your kitchen.

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Storing chestnut flour pecan cookies

These cookies stay fresh in an airtight container for 3 - 4 days. We love this cute glass cookie jar which is ideal for storing these simple cookies.

Baked cookies freeze well - up to 2 months. Cookie dough logs freeze well too, up to 3 months. Allow the logs to thaw overnight in the fridge then continue to bake them. 

Making ahead these cookies

Baked cookies freeze well up to 3 months. Unbaked cookies dough discs freeze well up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge then continue to bake. 

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Chestnut Flour Pecan Cookies

MAKES: 45 minutes
COOKS IN: 30 minutes plus cooling time
LEVEL: Easy

INGREDIENTS

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METHOD

  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C (350°F). Arrange pecans on the baking sheet in a single layer and toast for about  8-10 minutes or until fragrant. Chop them coarsely on a cutting board with a sharp kitchen knife. Leave the oven temperature on 160°C (350°F).

  2. Sift the chestnut flour and combine it with whole grain spelt flour, ground cardamom and salt in one bowl.

  3. In a medium bowl beat the butter and light muscovado sugar until combined and creamy, about 2 minutes.

  4. On low speed, mix in 1/3 of the flour and stir in by hand remaining flour until evenly incorporated. This will take around 4-5 minutes, as the dough is pretty stiff. Add chopped pecans and knead the dough for another 2 minutes. Set aside for 10 minutes.

  5. Divide the dough into 45 pieces and shape into walnut-sized balls. Place balls on the baking sheet, 3-4 cm apart and flatten each with a bottom of a glass. Reshape sized if necessary.

  6. Bake the cookies for about 6-8 minutes or until golden brown. Rotate the baking tray halfway through the bake time. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer all of the cookies to a cooling rack to cool completely. Cookies stay fresh covered at room temperature for 2 days or in the fridge for up to 1 week.


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