Makes: about 42 cookies
Prep time: 20 min, plus 1-2hours for dough to harden in the fridge
Cooling time: 60min
- 150g Almond flour
- 100g Chestnut flour ( you can use Almond flour instead, change the 40g Almond flour for coconut flour)
- 100g Pecan nuts ground
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 10g unsweetened Cocoa powder
- pinch of Salt
- 70g Stevia-sweet Baking Granules 1:1
- 200g grass fed Butter – room temperature
- 1 medium egg
- 1-2 knife-tips Stevia-sweet 90% powder dissolved in 1 table spoons hot water
- Whole pecan nuts for decorating
Note: getting the sweetness to the desired level is a matter of trial and error, the best thing is to start with a smaller amount of whatever Stevia you have on hand, it can be ready-use, liquid or tabs (need to be dissolved too), adding more is easier than diluting – you could end up with a huge amount of treat -Don’t have any Stevia yet? – you can always use normal sweetener products until you are set up.
- pre-heat oven to 180 degree celsius
- mix all dry ingredients together in a large bowl
- add in the egg and the room temperature butter, mix with your hands until all the butter is well combined with the dry ingredients forming a nice dough
- place in the fridge for 1-2hours to harden dough, or leave it over night.
- use a small place on a scale to weigh out even portions of dough to form little balls with. I did 15g each. Do all balls and place on a grease proof paper lined tray.
- press one whole pecan nut into the middle of each ball, pace the out
- bake for around 16min, turn tray around at half way point to ensure even browning. The cookies will bee still soft when you take them out.
- leave to cool
Note: they are reasonably fragile, if you are looking to transport them I recommend to add some binding agent such as xanthan gum.
Serve the loaf slightly warm with grass-fed butter or clotted cream, add home made jam or honey for extra special treat time.
- they will keep several days in a airtight container or cookie tin.
- maybe make half to them with a little dent in the middle that you can fill with jam or chocolate, classic thumb print cookies
Which biscuits have you made for this years christmas period?