Pecan cookie bites

    40 min

    These little round crumbly, shortbread-like cookies can be eaten in one or two bites! They are made with the usual ingredients plus ground pecans and cocoa, then baked and then rolled in icing sugar. Absolutely lovely! Pile a few in a clear bag and tie with ribbon to make gorgeous little food gifts at Christmas time.

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    Makes: 24 cookies

    • 225g butter, room temperature
    • 50g caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 220g sifted plain flour
    • 85g ground pecans
    • 20g cocoa powder
    • 40g icing sugar, sifted for rolling

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease 2 baking trays.
    2. Mix butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla. Mix in the flour, ground pecans and cocoa powder.
    3. Form cookie dough into 2.5cm balls and place onto the greased baking trays. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool, then roll each cookie in icing sugar.

    Ground pecans:

    You can place pecan nuts in a clean sandwich bag and bash them with a rolling pin until they are fine crumbs. Or you can pulse them in a food processor for a few minutes.

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    This cookie has become a much anticipated addition to my Christmas cookie platter. I follow the recipe exactly but I make them bite size and just bake them for 15 minutes. Delicious~!  -  16 Dec 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These were pretty good. I was concerned with the little amount of sugar at first, but when measuring I didn't completely level it, so it added a little extra to my recipe. I thought they were going to be more like a chocolate pecan sandie cookie. But, they tasted just like a "chocolate version of a snowball cookie." I used a 1 Tblsp. cookie scoop and put the cookies on parchment instead of a sprayed pan. I got 32 baked cookies from the recipe. When cool I did coat them with the powdered sugar, but it took about twice as much as instructed. Thanks again, MARBALET for another simple to follow and good recipe. As they remind me of snowballs, I may make these as a Christmas cookie this year.  -  09 Nov 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I made these today and they turned out great! This is a keeper, I followed the recipe as written. I thought the dough was a bit loose so I chilled for an hour before forming my balls.  -  17 Dec 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)