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Pecan Cookie Bites – #FoodieFriday

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These were not at all like we were expecting, the first time I made them. For some reason I thought they might be chewy but they were definitely biscuit/cookie like. This made them all the more popular with the girls – especially Violet.

For complete luxury, they are wonderful dipped into Duce de leche or caramel but beware, it can get messy! I use browned butter for more depth of flavour but if you are short on time, regular melted butter works too.

Pecan Cookie Bites

Serves 22
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 23 minutes
Total time 38 minutes
Meal type Dessert, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Serve Cold
Crunchy Pecan Cookie Biscuit Bites with a fluffy icing on the outside

Ingredients

  • 125g Self Raising Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Cornflour
  • 3 tablespoons Soft Dark Brown Sugar
  • 125g Pecan Nuts (Blitzed in a blender for a few seconds to make a powder with some chunks remaining)
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 4oz Browned Butter
  • 150g Icing Sugar

Directions

1.
Brown the butter first and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Preheat the oven to 180C and line a baking tray with baking parchment
2.
Mix together the flour, cornflour, baking powder & pecan 'flour' in a bowl
3.
Add the brown sugar & combine and then add the vanilla
4.
Add in the brown butter and immediately start to mould into balls about the size of a Ferrero Rocher. It will take a bit of force to get them to stick. You will get approximately 22-25 balls.
5.
Bake for 23 minutes & remove from the oven.
6.
Pour the icing sugar into a medium sized bowl and as soon as your hands can stand it, roll the balls in the icing sugar. Place back on the oven tray. I do 3 balls at a time.
7.
The heat of the balls and the tray will melt some of the icing sugar as a first layer. Then double dip them back in the icing sugar.
8.
Eat within 2 days (this is hilarious - they will never last that long!)

A great start to the ALL NEW #FoodieFriday last week – I’m still making my way through all the entries – I love the variety of foods that people cook with. Do you find that you just simply don’t have all the time needed to try all the combinations? Food is so interesting, isn’t it? Anyway, I’ve veered off track …

My highlight of last week’s #foodiefriday linkup are these grilled asian wings from Beets & Blue Cheese – I love the title of the post ‘winging it again’ just as much as the recipe. They are less guilt ridden that typical wings – I’m ashamed to say that we sometimes buy supermarkets’ own wings which are quite often riddled with fat, high in salt and who knows what quality of chicken.

So well done, Beets & Blue Cheese – may your recipe stick in the teeth of the blogging community this week! (Just my teeth then?)

Grilled Asian Wings

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1. Nadine from Juggle Mum has shared with us her Healthy & Slimming Carrot Soup – I think this looks really hearty and welcoming. I wouldn’t feel short changed if I was served this.
2. This is a wonderful photo of a Mango Smoothie from Herbs, Spices & Tradition – I can almost feel the tang of the mango!
3. How pretty is this Spinach & Ricotta Pasta from Domestic Gothess? Just beautiful colours.
4. Macarons are a true labour of love for the Gluten Free Alchemist but these Blackcurrant & Dark Chocolate ones are definitely worth the effort.
5. Fancy a guilt free roulade – Juggle Mum has some tips for you with her Black Forest Roulade oozing with deliciousness!
6. I cannot think of a more perfect way to start a day than Patisserie Makes Perfect’s Raspberry & Rose Cronuts
7. Or maybe the day could be even better if you also had these blueberry muffins from Truly Madly Kids!

Thanks so much to everyone who joined in and commented on each other’s entries last week. The badge is below for you to add to your posts for this week’s linky.

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The linky will remain open until next Thursday. Feel free to add up to 3 foodie posts each – There’s no theme as usual and all entries will be commented on (eventually!), pinned, tweeted & google+’ed. Feel free to leave a comment letting me know you’ve linked up and let me know what you think of the Pecan Bites.

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