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 

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


circa 2011 The ORIGINAL Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop

Gluten Free Fridays Sharing glutenfree recipes for all


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

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

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

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

  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 :)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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