Thursday, December 5, 2013

Christmas Cookie Tag-I'm It!


A big shout out to my farmer friend Lynn,
who is celebrating a birthday today.




Although Lil' Guy has multiple food sensitivities,
he can eat nuts of all types.
Thank goodness, as they pack a powerful nutritional punch.




This recipe was adapted from a conventional recipe in our Family Recipe book.
The first version is gluten, dairy and soy-free and can be made egg free as well.
The second version is for folks who don't have to worry about allergies.





Gluten-Free Pecan Sandies 
(allergy-friendly)


1/2 C extra light olive oil
1/2 C organic sugar (or sucanat)
1 1/2 t vanilla
1 egg (or 1/4 C pear sauce)
1 C gf flour 
1/4 t salt
1 C chopped pecans


~In large bowl, beat oil, sugar and vanilla until smooth.
~Incorporate egg into mixture.
~Gradually add gf flour, mixing until just combined.
~Fold in nuts.
~Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
~Roll dough into 1" balls and place on parchment covered baking sheet.
~Press down with hand or bottom of glass.
~Bake 15-17 minutes until golden,
rotating sheet halfway.
Makes 18 cookies.



Pecan Sandies 
(conventional recipe)

1/2 C unsalted butter
1/2 C sugar
1 1/2 t vanilla
1 egg
1/4 t salt
1 C unbleached flour
1 C chopped pecans



It's my job to chase down the next baker.
She's quick, but I managed to tag her!

Staci, you're it!
Check her blog soon for a scrumptious recipe.

Here are the recipes we've shared so far during the
Christmas Cookie Tag game:

Jackie's Cranberry Orange Pinwheels
Tammy's Peanut Butter Blossoms

Enjoy!




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16 comments:

  1. Mmmm-MMM! Boy, those sure look good, Daisy! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

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    1. They are crunchy and not too sweet. Hope you like them!

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  2. Mmm... those all look good.
    The Honey loves those Pecan Sandies!
    Pat

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  3. Hooray - happy to be "it"! :) So happy you gave 2 versions of this recipe, how wonderful!! And Happy Birthday to Farmer Lynn! ;)

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  4. You know, I'm not sure that I've ever had pecan sandies before. I'll have to give them a try! Thank you for sharing both versions of the recipe :)

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  5. Yum!! Pecan Sandies are one of my favorite cookies with a tall glass a milk! And pecan pronounced pee-can! :) Yummy!

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    1. Oh, yeah. That's how we say it around here.

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  6. These were one of my grandmas favorites to make! I sure miss them!

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    1. Isn't it wonderful how food brings back such good memories. I hope you'll try these.

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  7. Mmm! I love these, but believe it or not, I've never made them before.

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    1. Why not make them with the kids this weekend? Fun, fun!

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  8. Oh I love that you posted the two versions. B

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