Scandinavian Pecan Cookies

Friday, January 9, 2009

I wanted to bake some cookies that was easy and found this “Scandinavian Pecan Cookies”. I had picked this book “Taste of Home” few months back and took the recipe from there. While making it, I added few ingredients and also increased the quantity as per my choice .



Scandinavia is in Europe,Northern Europe to be precise.Denmark,Sweden & Norway are a part of Scandinavia.Heard about “Danish cookies”???? Yes - they are world famous.Danes are internationally known for their Pastries,cookies etc. We had my husband’s relative visiting us few months back, the things he mentioned about Norway totally surprised us.I believe they only have few hours of sunlight(might be during winter not sure though) which means complete darkness otherwise. Huh…even here the sunsets by 16:45hrs,but definitely better than Norway. I landed here during Summer and I remember Sun used to set only after 2100hrs.I was zapped! . In India, I have read about the four seasons in the books but never got to see them . The best thing about this place is I get to see all the four seasons distinctively .Of all the seasons "Fall" is beautiful.

Anyways coming to this, I made the Pecan cookies yesterday.I ran out of Pecans in between,so I also used cashewnuts to coat few cookies.

Ingredients:-

All Purpose flour/Maida – 2 cups
Brown Sugar – 1 cup
Egg – 1 separated
Butter – 1 cup (softened)
Pecans – 1 cup( finely chopped)
Vanilla Essence – 1 tsp
Cardamon Powder – a pinch(optional)

Method :

1.Cream butter and sugar together until fluffy.Add Vanilla essence and Egg yolk.Beat well.
2.Add the flour,cardamon and mix well.
3.Shape into small balls,flatten a li’l and dip them onto the egg white(beat it before use) and roll in pecans.
4.Bake at 375F for about 10-12mins or until edges are slightly brown.
5.Cool it well before use.



Once done,it might appear to be soft,allow it to cool and you’ll see the difference.

26 comments:

Gita's Kitchen January 9, 2009 at 2:38 PM  

Thank you very much for the comment. The cookies look very delicious and crunchy. Good picture...

Vibaas January 9, 2009 at 3:05 PM  

Cookies look very yum. you have a nice blog here.

Nithya Praveen January 9, 2009 at 3:23 PM  

Thanks Geeta & Vibaas!

anudivya January 9, 2009 at 4:27 PM  

These are pretty! Back home, we just have sun and rain. It is nice to get to see all the 4 seasons and how pretty they are!

Nithya Praveen January 9, 2009 at 4:37 PM  

Yup thanks Anudivya

FoodyGuru (Srimathi) January 9, 2009 at 5:51 PM  

Happy New Year. Danish cookies are yum!Pecan cookies looks good with cashews too:).

Nithya Praveen January 9, 2009 at 6:16 PM  

Yup thanks Srimathi!

Mahimaa's kitchen January 9, 2009 at 7:00 PM  

yummy cookies! let me grab some :)

Nithya Praveen January 9, 2009 at 7:59 PM  

Sure Mahimaa,here it comes:-P

Soma January 9, 2009 at 9:25 PM  

That looks delicious!

Nithya Praveen January 9, 2009 at 9:50 PM  

thanks Soma!

Uma January 9, 2009 at 10:35 PM  

mmm. mouth-watering cookies!

rekhas kitchen January 9, 2009 at 10:42 PM  

First time to your blog you have a nice place mmmm cookies looks so crisp

sagari January 9, 2009 at 11:30 PM  

cookies look very good nitya

spicelover January 10, 2009 at 3:54 AM  

Hi nithya,
NICE cookies.Is it ok to try this without egg?Iam a vegetarian.Will it come out nicely like urs?

Sunshinemom January 10, 2009 at 6:10 AM  

Delicious cookies!!

Nithya Praveen January 11, 2009 at 10:53 AM  

Thanks Uma,Rekha,Sunshinemom & Sagari

Nithya Praveen January 11, 2009 at 10:55 AM  

Spicelover - Thanks for visiting my blog...I haven't tried making this without egg but am sure it wud come out well.Add a tsp of baking soda while mixing it.Check my other recipe on butter cookies which is one the same lines.

Andhra Flavors January 11, 2009 at 5:12 PM  

cookies looks beautiful. good pics.

Nithya Praveen January 11, 2009 at 10:14 PM  

Thanks for visiting my blog!

RAKS KITCHEN January 12, 2009 at 3:45 AM  

I love those cookies n npecans in cookies i just love them!! Cool blog :)

Adlak's tiny world January 12, 2009 at 11:25 AM  

pretty delicious cookies... let me have some.....

sriharivatsan January 12, 2009 at 12:19 PM  

Crunchy And Yummy Cookies..Nice click..

Cham January 12, 2009 at 10:48 PM  

Looks like pecan shortbread :) delicous one! Oh yeah if you re in East coast u will definetly see 4 seasons :)

Navita January 13, 2009 at 7:03 AM  

hi first time here...u sure hve lovely food...do stop by my kitchen sometime :)

Nithya Praveen January 13, 2009 at 3:42 PM  

Thanks for the comments - Rajeshwari,Adlak,Navita,Cham,Sriharivatsan.
Cham - I am in Midwest,4 seasons are great to see except for winter which is tough to handle

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