Nut Butters. Americans are fond of their Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches, and honestly? That was the reach of my “vast” knowledge of nut butter world. Until Artisana came into my life and sent me a generous package of nut butters. It was like “Welcome to the Nut Butter Kingdom!” package, with everything from almond, cacao and coconut, macadamia, walnut, cashew and more! I had no idea where to start, what to try or how to use them, so after some research, I came to the conclusion that I wanted to make a cookie based on the Pecan Butter.
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“Food historians trace the history of these cookies and cakes to Medieval Arab cuisine, which was rich in sugar. Small sugar cakes with nuts (most often almonds) and spices were known to these cooks and quickly adopted by the Europeans. This sweet culinary tradition was imported by the Moors to Spain, diffused and assimilated throughout Europe, then introduced to the New World by 16th century explorers.”
Nutty Mexican Wedding Cookies
Adapted from Joe the Baker’s “Mexican Wedding Cookies”
3/4 cup flour + 1 tablespoon
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground vanilla powder
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp almond flour
1 tbsp cornstarch
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup Artisana Raw Pecan Butter
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Mix all the dry ingredients.
- Add butter and pecan butter and knead in until dough comes together (crumbly dough, but when squeezed in your palm, it stays formed)
- Rest in fridge for an hour and roll into small balls. Place on lined baking sheet and bake until dried. (Or press into a rounded teaspoon and slide out! You’ll have flat bottomed cookies!)
- Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes and then roll in powdered sugar. Joe the Baker suggested adding spices such as cinnamon to your powdered sugar for a more adult taste!
- Enjoy, at a Mexican wedding or on a random weekday!
These cookies have a pronounced pecan flavor and are the perfect treat for tea or coffee time. They would also make great cookies for a care package in the mail since they are so sturdy and delicious! What to purchase your own Pecan Butter? Head on over to CoVitality, order a jar and make these cookies!
Disclaimer: Nut Butter samples were sent free of charge. All opinions are 100% honest, because what would be the point of this then? I was not monetarily compensated for a positive review.