Honey-Pecan Cookies Appeal to the Locavore

cookiesIMG0026And for the weekend, we have a cookie.

But not just any cookie, this is a delicate, buttery cookie that lends itself well to native-Texas pecans and local honey.

Enjoy! -Alyce

photo: fulton davenport


Honey-Pecan Cookies
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Serves: 12
 
These cookies are very fragile and are best served in cupcake liners. Yields 2 dozen.
Ingredients
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup corn oil
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • zest of ½ orange
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup pecans, toasted and finely chopped
  • Honey Syrup:
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup water
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. In the bowl of a standing mixer, beat the butter until creamy. Slowly add the oil and then the sugar while beating. Add the orange zest and mix well.
  2. In a small bowl, sift together the baking powder, baking soda and the flour. Slowly add the flour mixture to the mixing bowl with the butter/oil mixture while beating on low speed. The dough should be firm enough to hold its shape. Add more flour if necessary.
  3. Shape teaspoon size balls of dough onto a greased cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until the cookies are firm and golden. Cool on wire racks. For the syrup, boil the honey, sugar and water for 3 minutes. Once the cookies have cooled, drizzle each one with the honey syrup and immediately sprinkle with the pecans.