Eggless Pecan Cookies - Sweet and Savory

Seeing all the egg less cookies, drove to bake some cookies too. I came across this egg less cookie with less sugar and pecans. I had to give it a try...

Pecans has got so many nutritional values such as adding just a handful of pecans to your diet each day may help inhibit unwanted oxidation of blood lipids, thus helping prevent coronary heart disease. It also plays a role in lowering cholesterol, aids in weight loss and maintenance. The review cited studies indicating that nut consumption may increase metabolic rates and enhance satiety Nearly 60 percent of the fats in pecans are monounsaturated and another 30 percent are polyunsaturated, leaving very little saturated fat in pecans. In addition, pecans contain no trans fat. Pecans contain more than 19 vitamins and minerals – including vitamin A, vitamin E, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, several B vitamins and zinc.

Ingredients:

Softened Butter – 1 cup Sugar – ½ - ¾ cup Vanilla Extract – 1tsp All Purpose flour – 2 cups Pecans (Finely chopped) – 1 cup Confectionery sugar Method:

  • In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  • Gradually add flour and then stir in pecans.
  • Shape rounded teaspoonful of dough into 2 ½ inch logs and shape into crescents.
  • Place one inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 325 deg for 20 – 25 minutes or until set and bottoms are lightly browned.

  • Let stand for 2-3 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Dust with confectioner’s sugar before serving

Savory Pecan Cookies:

When I baked the sweet cookies, my husband started pestering me to make something savory to munch..So, in the evening, I made this cookie and added the nutrient pecans too to it. This recipe is something similar to the khara biscuits (Savory) you get in the bakery in India.

Ingredients:

Softened Butter – ¼ cup All Purpose flour – 1 cup Pecans (Finely chopped) – ¼ cup Onion (Finely chopped) – 1 medium Chilies (Chopped) – 5 – 6 Cumin / Jeera / - 2 tsp Chilli powder (optional) – 1/2 tsp (according to your spice) Salt Soda (optional) – 2 pinch Coriander leaves - 2 Tb spoon(finely chopped)

Method:

  • Fry chopped onions till light brown.
  • Mix all the above ingredients till it forms nice smooth dough.
  • If it is too dry, add a little water while mixing.
  • Shape rounded teaspoonful of dough into 2 ½ inch log and shape into crescents.
  • Place one inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.

  • Bake at 325 deg for 20 – 25 minutes or until brown in color.
  • Let it cool on a wire rack.

My Eggless Pecan Cookies - Sweet and Savory goes to Aqua Daze of "Served with Love" blog's event "Let's go Nuts: Walnuts or Pecans" with my choice of Pecans.

PS:

  • You can use also use walnuts to it.
  • You can increase the sugar quantity for the sweet cookies according to your taste buds.
  • If you cant make the crescent shape, you can make your own shape.
  • You can store both in an air tight container.
  • For the savory cookies, you can add chillies according to your taste. You can use either only chillies or chilli powder or both according to your spice.
  • You can adjust the butter to according to your taste.

28 comments:

Happy cook said...

Wow without aggs and they look so yumm.

Deepa Hari said...

Pecan cookies look lovely Ashwini...Like both the versions (sweet and savory)

Asha said...

OMG! I love those savory cookies. These are also called Mexican wedding cookies too, so yummy. Great post, Ash! :)

Swapna Pravin said...

WOW! lovely pictures. Cookies r looking great.

Uma said...

mmm. both sweet and savory cookies look so mouth-watering. Love the shapes!

Smitha said...

Cookies looks yum... i would love to have those savory cookies..

Uj said...

Loved the savory version of the cookies.. looks yum yum..

aquadaze said...

Loved the idea of shaping them into crescents! And the savoury version looks mouth watering! Thanks for the lovvely entry Ashwini :)

LG said...

I vote for savory cookies and they look so yummy Ashwini..fantastic post! will try them soon

Vij said...

They looks so yum!

sowmya said...

love the savoury version..and you have shaped them so beautiful..

Mallugirl said...

Eggless? And savory? then it must be interesting.

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Pavithra Kodical said...

Savory cookie is new to me..So tempting will surely try this..

DEESHA said...

thatz cool that too eggless .. sounds yumm

Meera said...

Looks too good. will surely try.

Malar Gandhi said...

Sounds like Mexican wedding cookies, neat and delish...feel like grabbing them from the screen...

Usha said...

Both the cookies look delicious but the savory ones are an absolute winner, looking forward to trying it :-)

sandhya said...

WOW yummy yummy,cookies looks superb. I am sure it tasted great, wish I could eat a piece out of it.Great job :)

Andhra Flavors said...

Make me drool over ur picture.

Trupti said...

wow Ashwini, both cookies looks very delicious. I am going to try sweet version will let you know

Yasmeen said...

Both the flavors sound incredibly good:)

SriLekha said...

wow1 looks yum! can i have a few pieces?

Sushma said...

wow!!

first time to your blog..,
you have such nice recipes :)

Divya Kudua said...

I love eggless cookies and this definitely looks like a must-try.Love those crescent shaped cookies..will have to make it with walnuts though..have never tried making savoury cookies..yours look quite tempting!!

Priya said...

Cookies looks great n delicious dear:)

Madhuram said...

I see why it was chosen by Jessica. They look awesome. Congrats Ashwini.

Sam said...

This does sound delicious with all those lovely. Savory pecan looks so beautiful! Eggless pecan cookies - sweet and savory to good. Thanks so much for sharing.