Pecan Fondants - Pecan Cookies

Pecan Fondants are delicious little cookies, perfect to make with not just pecans, but also walnuts or pistachio!
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Servings: 20 pieces


  • 170 g butter softened
  • 50 g icing sugar
  • 5 g vanilla extract
  • 250 g all-purpose flour
  • 20 g cornstarch
  • 2 g salt
  • 45 g pecan nuts chopped
  • + 60g brown sugar for coating


  • Combine the butter, sugar and vanilla then mix at low speed for 2 minutes.
  • Add the dry ingredients: flour, cornstarch and salt and mix just until incorporated.
  • Incorporate the pecan nuts in the end then split the dough in half.
  • Form 2 logs from each piece of dough.
  • Wrap up in foil and refrigerate for 4-6 hours.
  • Remove from the fridge then coat the logs evenly in brown sugar.
  • Cut each log into slices – about 0.5cm thickness.
  • Arrange the slices on a baking tray.
  • Freeze for 15 minutes then bake in the preheated oven at 170C for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Keep in an airtight container.



You can replace the pecans with walnuts, peanuts or pistachio and you will get a whole new set of cookies with a different flavor.
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