1flax egg1 tablespoon flax seeds + 3 tablespoons of water, mixed and in fridge for 15 minutes before
Maple Pecan Frosting
Pecan halves and pecan piecesfor topping
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
Add the pecans to the baking sheet and toast for 5 minutes. This helps to give the pecans a fragrant smell and to warm up the oils in the pecans.
Add to a food processor with sea salt and cinnamon. Pulse on low or high until combined into a nut butter, stopping to scrape down the sides down as necessary, for about two to eight minutes, depending on your machine. You can store the rest in your fridge or on the counter.
Pecan Butter Sugar Cookies
In a small bowl, add the oat flour, xantham gum, baking powder and baking soda, cinnamon and sea salt. Whisk together thoroughly. Set aside.
In a large bowl, add the coconut oil, pecan butter and the brown sugar. With a standing mixer or a hand mix, until thoroughly incorporated, about 3 minutes. Add the vanilla extract and the flax egg. Blend until thoroughly incorporated, scraping down sides, for about 3 minutes. Add the dry ingredients to the wet in two batches, and mix with mixer until incorporated. Scrape down the sides to gather all the dough and gently fold in.
Form dough into a large ball or two smaller balls and cover with Saran wrap. Place in the fridge for at least 1 hour to set up.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Remove Saran Wrap and scoop 1 tablespoon out of the dough for each cookie. Roll slightly between fingers to form a ball. Place out dough ball on a lined cookie sheet, leaving adequate space between each.
Bake for 12-15 minutes: 12 for slightly softer, 15 for firmer. Remove and let cool slightly. Serve with Maple Pecan Frosting below and enjoy!!
Maple Pecan Frosting
While the cookies are baking, mix together all the ingredients in a small pan over medium low heat to combine. Whisk vigorously for about 5 minutes until thick and incorporated and allow to cool completely in the fridge for about 30 minutes. Spread over cookies, then sprinkle pecan halves and pecan pieces over the top of the cookies. Enjoy!