Tuesday, August 28, 2012


I have had this recipe in my notes for so long, I honestly don’t know where I found it.  I did change the preparation instructions, though, to simplify the process, but props to the original writer, whoever you may be. 


¼ teaspoon kosher or sea salt
¼ teaspoon aluminum free baking soda
1 cup chopped raw pecans
½ cup organic butter
1/8 teaspoon Now brand or Kal brand stevia
1 tablespoon pure vanilla (no sugar – check the label)


1.       In a stand mixer, or using an electric hand held beater, combine the butter and stevia.  Add the vanilla and mix again until all three ingredients are incorporated.
2.       In a separate bowl, combine all the dry ingredients, including the pecans.
3.      Combine the butter mixture with the dry ingredients.
4.      Using a piece of parchment paper, form the dough into a log, approximately 2 ½ inches in diameter. 
5.      Freeze the log for approximately 1 hour; then unwrap and cut into 1/8 inch slices.
6.      Place the slices on a baking sheet lined with a clean piece of parchment paper.
7.      Bake at 350 degrees until lightly golden, approximately 10 to 15 minutes.
8.      Cool and serve. 

Makes 24 cookies