Wednesday, July 20, 2011

GF Dairy Free Pecan Sandies Wanna Be's

     I love the shortbread texture of the pecan sandies cookies.  Using powdered sugar instead of granulated sugar gives it that shortbread feel.

1/3 cup Spectrum Shortening
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1-1/4 cup Cybele's Gluten Free Flour Mix*
1/4 cup pecan's ground into a meal
1 Tbsp flax meal mixed with 3Tbsp hot water, let sit 10 minutes before use
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp xanthan gum  or guar gum
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a bowl mix the flour, pecan meal, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and xanthan gum.  Set aside.
  3. In a stand mixer cream the shortening and sugar.
  4. Add the flax/water mixture.
  5. Add the flour mix 1/4 cup at a time.  Add the pecan meal.  Scrape down between adding. 
  6. Add the chopped pecans by hand.
  7. Pinch off dough and roll into 1 inch balls.  Flatten and shape the cookie.  
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes until lightly brown.  
  9. Let cool on pan for 5 minutes before transferring.   
Cook's Notes:
     Remember that when you are using Cybele's Flour Mix that you need to scoop the flour out of your canister with a spoon when filling your measuring cup.
Pecan Sandies Wanna Be Dough

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