[FHCx265] National Pecan Cookie Day

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SP!

IT’S NATIONAL PECAN COOKIE DAY!

Not the most exciting treat for a birthday, but it’s still pretty good. We went with this recipe from the internet, and it turned out… ok.

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1 cup butter, 2/3 cup brown sugar, and an egg

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Yummy.

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Salt, almond extract/vanilla extract, 2 cups of flour

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Super super thick and sticky dough. Refrigerated for about an hour.

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Roll some balls of dough and flatten them with the bottom of a glass (flour the glass so that the dough doesn’t just stick to the bottom)

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Pecans

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Cookies!

Not sure what we’d do to make them better next time, but at least we were able to make them for the holiday.

Tomorrow is National Ice Cream Cone Day and National White Chocolate Day.

-SPAK

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2 thoughts on “[FHCx265] National Pecan Cookie Day

  1. Sadie says:

    This is Sadie! I am enjoying looking through your blog and I know how to make your cookies better!

    1) For cookies you really need to use stick butter to get the texture to turn out right. Sticks of unsalted butter are the way to go.

    2) Then you need to cream the sugar and butter before adding the egg. Here is a long wonderful description of why to cream the sugar and butter, how long to cream it for (5 minutes) and what it looks like when creamed:
    http://www.seriouseats.com/2015/12/cookie-science-creaming-butter-sugar.html Just by looking at your pictures there I can tell that the butter and sugar were not creamed.

    3) Its really easy to over mix with an electric mixer or hand mixer, and over mixing when you have added the flour makes for tough cookies. So I often hand mix in the flour.

    4) Instead of using flour for the cookie cutters so it doesn’t stick, use powdered sugar and it won’t add extra unnecessary flour to the cookies.

    Hope this helps!

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