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Cacao-Pecan Shortbread Cookies

 
One serving costs about $0.46

$0.46 per serving

3 people like this recipe

3 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

24 vegetarian,lacto ovo vegetarian antipasti,starter,snack,appetizer,antipasto,hor d'oeuvre
spoonacular Score:10%

Spoonacular Score: 10%

 

Cacao-Pecan Shortbread Cookies might be just the dessert you are searching for. This recipe makes 24 servings with 125 calories, 2g of protein, and 9g of fat each. For 45 cents per serving, this recipe covers 2% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. A mixture of vanilla sugar, pecans, confectioners' sugar, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so flavorful. 3 people were impressed by this recipe. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 45 minutes. It is a good option if you're following a vegetarian diet. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 11%. This score is rather bad. Try Pecan Shortbread Cookies, Pecan Shortbread Cookies, and Pecan Shortbread Cookies for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
10 Tbsps
10 Tbsps butter
butter
0.25 cup
0.25 cup cacao nibs
cacao nibs
0.5 cup
0.5 cup confectioners' sugar
confectioners' sugar
1 large
1 large egg
egg
1.5 cups
1.5 cups flour
flour
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps kosher salt
kosher salt
1 cup
1 cup pecans
pecans
0.5
0.5  split vanilla bean bean
split vanilla bean bean
1 tsp
1 tsp vanilla extract
vanilla extract
3 Tbsps
3 Tbsps vanilla sugar
vanilla sugar
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp water
water
10 Tbsps butter
10 Tbsps
butter
0.25 cup cacao nibs
0.25 cup
cacao nibs
0.5 cup confectioners' sugar
0.5 cup
confectioners' sugar
1 large egg
1 large
egg
1.5 cups flour
1.5 cups
flour
0.5 tsps kosher salt
0.5 tsps
kosher salt
1 cup pecans
1 cup
pecans
0.5  split vanilla bean bean
0.5
split vanilla bean bean
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp
vanilla extract
3 Tbsps vanilla sugar
3 Tbsps
vanilla sugar
1 Tbsp water
1 Tbsp
water

Equipment

baking paper
baking paper
baking sheet
baking sheet
wire rack
wire rack
oven
oven
bowl
bowl
baking paper
baking paper
baking sheet
baking sheet
wire rack
wire rack
oven
oven
bowl
bowl


Instructions

  1. preheat the oven to 350.
  2. set the butter out to soften.
  3. spread the chopped pecans on a rimmed baking sheet and toast for about 4-6 minutes, until lightly browned and fragrant. let cool.
  4. put the softened butter in a large bowl. beat the butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla bean seeds, vanilla extract and salt at medium speed until fluffy.
  5. add the flour, mixing in 1/2 at a time. beat at low speed until just incorporated. stir in the pecans and cacao nibs. mix well.
  6. transfer the dough to a work surface and roll into a 1 1/2-inch-thick log. wrap the log in plastic or parchment paper and refrigerate 1 hour, until chilled.
  7. line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. spread the vanilla sugar on a platter.
  8. mix the egg and water together to create an egg wash. brush the log with the egg wash and roll in the sugar. slice the log into 1/2-inch-thick rounds. place them on the prepared baking sheets, about 1 inch apart.
  9. bake the cookies for about 15 minutes, until the edges are golden; rotate the baking sheets from top to bottom and front to back halfway through baking. transfer the cookies to a wire rack and let stand until completely cooled.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.46
Ingredient
10 tablespoons butter
¼ cups cacao nibs
½ cups confectioners' sugar
1 large egg
1.5 cups flour
1 cup pecans
½ split vanilla bean bean
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons vanilla sugar
Price
$1.20
$0.89
$0.19
$0.27
$0.25
$3.08
$2.55
$0.30
$2.20
$10.93

Tips

Health Tips

  • If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.

  • If you can, choose grassfed butter for a better nutritional profile—more vitamins, a favorable omega 3/6 ratio, etc.

  • You can easily swap half of the white flour in most recipes for whole wheat flour to add some fiber and protein. It does result in a heavier dough, so for cookies, cakes, etc., you might try swapping in whole wheat pastry flour.

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • Don't despair if you don't have powdered sugar on hand. All you need is granulated sugar and a good blender. Pour in the granulated sugar and blend at a high speed until you have a powder.

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

  • Kosher salt is a type of coarse-grained salt popular among chefs because it is easy to pick up with the fingertips and sticks well when coating meat. The name "kosher salt" comes from the word "koshering", the process of making food suitable for consumption according to Jewish law. You can easily substitute table salt or sea salt in recipes where the salt is being dissolved, but if you're using it to coat meat, you might wish you had the kosher salt.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
124k Calories
1g Protein
8g Total Fat
10g Carbs
0% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
124k
6%

Fat
8g
13%

  Saturated Fat
3g
23%

Carbohydrates
10g
4%

  Sugar
4g
5%

Cholesterol
20mg
7%

Sodium
93mg
4%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
1g
3%

Manganese
0.24mg
12%

Vitamin B1
0.09mg
6%

Selenium
3µg
5%

Folate
16µg
4%

Vitamin B2
0.06mg
3%

Vitamin A
159IU
3%

Copper
0.06mg
3%

Fiber
0.77g
3%

Iron
0.51mg
3%

Vitamin B3
0.51mg
3%

Phosphorus
25mg
3%

Magnesium
8mg
2%

Zinc
0.27mg
2%

Vitamin E
0.22mg
1%

Vitamin B5
0.11mg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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