While looking for a yummy paleo dessert idea for my husband’s birthday, I stumbled on this recipe for Pecan Pie Cookies from Allergy Free Alaska. I finally made them this morning, and they were amazing! I have never been a big fan of pecan pie, always thinking it was way too sugary sweet. These cookies, though, are not sickeningly sweet at all! They taste like shortbread filled with pecan pie filling, and they are the perfect amount of sweet. I think I am really starting to prefer paleo baking over regular baking. Treats aren’t overly sweet, and they don’t leave you feeling icky after eating a whole plate of them. Win win!!
My batter ended up making 13 cookies, and they were huge when they came out of the oven. These will double in size after baking, unlike many other Paleo recipes. I used a heaping tablespoon of batter per cookie, so I would recommend making them smaller – maybe use a teaspoon to portion!
Here is the link to the recipe: http://www.allergyfreealaska.com/2012/12/06/guilt-free-pecan-pie-cookies/