Cookie-A-Day: Day 4 – Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Today I bring you what I was hoping to be a near replica of my beloved “Pecan Sandies” that I loved back in the day.  The cookies turned out more cake-like then they did like shortbread, but that may have been my decision to use Pamela’s Baking & Pancake Mix instead of my GF Flour Mix (Carol’s sorghum mix).  See, the recipe doesn’t call for any baking powder or soda, and Pamela’s has both.  The cookies are still very tasty, just a different texture that I think I was hoping they would have.  As a matter of fact, both Hannah & Jon loved these!  The recipe for these comes from a friend, Lori, of Fake Food Free. Lori doesn’t bake gluten-free yet, but is interested in giving it a try.  I can’t wait to see how her treats turn out.


Here are the changes that I made to the recipe:

  • I used 1/4 cup of granulated sugar (I didn’t have any demerara).
  • I used Pamela’s Baking & Pancake Mix in place of the whole wheat flour.  Next time I am using Carol’s sorghum mix.

That is it.  Very simple to mix & make.  A perfect treat with coffee or tea.


Hope you all enjoyed week 1 of Cookie-A-Day!  Next week will have 5 days of cookies!  I am going to be making some old favorites next week, so make sure to keep coming back!  Also, if you have any requests, post them in the comments & I will see what I can do to make them.  Any old favorites you want converted to gluten-free?  Email or leave a comment.  I am happy to give it a go!


Found out some exciting news yesterday….Dr. Oz will have a show on Celiac on December 10th!  Be sure to tune in.  I love Dr. Oz!

14 Responses

  1. These look great! I think the cake-like-ness (ok I know that is not a word) would be yummy. Happy baking 🙂

  2. LOVE pecans! Great recipe.

  3. Wow…what a great cookie recipes selection!


  4. I love shortbread cookies. Adding pecans is a great idea. I used to enjoy those pecan sandies, too. (I’m made a basic shortbread using my gf flour mix and no xanthan gum before.) Great job, Kim!


  5. Yum. These look really good. Sure wish I could use that Pamela’s mix. Seems to work for lots. Thank you for sharing this on Friday Foodie Fix.

  6. So glad you tried the cookies! It probably was the mix. Shortbread seems to need that butter and flour only mix to get the texture.

    I have some GF flour mix, but no xantham gum yet. Going on Shirley’s comment maybe I’ll try them without it.

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