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Pecan Logs – Guest Post by Namitha@Collaborative Curry

This is the second post in my Featured blogs series, where I am introducing you all to my favorite foodies and their blogs. Today’s post is by Namitha who is the co-author of Collaborative Curry. The other author is Sunitha. Namitha & Sunitha are friends from college and share this passion for good food, especially the food from their home state Kerela. And my non-vegetarian friends, you will thank me for having introduced you to their page. They have a wonderful collection of recipes for all the carnivorous souls out there! Vegetarians, don’t be disappointed, they have loads of vegetarian recipes too!! I especially love the section dedicated to Kerela Sadya Recipes. “Sadya” is the Malayalam word for a feast and I have had the opportunity of eating the sadya quite a number of times and happen to absolutely love it! I don’t ever miss out on a chance to eat at a sadya :) But if you have never eaten at one, you should plan your own sadya with the recipes from their page. My favorite recipe from this page is the Kumbilappam/ Jackfruit dumplings. And if you think that is all, wait! You have yet to see the super delicious baked goodies – cakes and cookies!! They have been blogging only for three years and they have a whopping 333 recipes up on their page!!

The thing that attracted me most to Collaborative Curry initially was, and still is the absolutely stunning, gorgeous photography! I love the way Namitha styles her food and photographs them so beautifully!! So foodie ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, Namitha and her fabulous recipe for Pecan Logs. Namitha wasn’t feeling well and still she took the time to do this post for me. Thank you so much Namitha, I really really appreciate this :)

I am so happy and honored to be a guest in Ambika’s Kitchen! Thanks Ambika, for this opportunity to get to know your readers. Also thanks for patiently waiting for this post even after the deadline, you are a sweet heart! This is my first recipe guest post and I hope you will enjoy this post.

I have been blogging for almost 3 years now and I am so happy and proud about it. Blogging has given me a lot of new friends and opportunities to learn so many new things every day. I am so thankful to be a part of this wonderful community !

Pecan Logs

Cookies always reminds me of the holiday season ! But I do make cookies, even when it is not holiday season, sometimes for my sweet kiddos and sometimes to share with great friends. These cookies fit to any occasion in your mind. If you are planning to share this with your loved ones or friends, I bet you will be asked for the recipe ! This is nutty,buttery,airy,crunchy and everything superior,more than what you expect from a nut cookie.


My small family is in love with them. This batch is almost getting over and probably I will have to make a fresh batch soon ! This cookie is not too sweet and toasted pecans gives a really nice flavor to it. If you decide not to dust them with powdered sugar or you want to roll them in loads of powdered sugar, they taste fantastic. Hope you will all try this and let us know how you loved them.

Pecan logs

Preparation time: 5 minutes for making dough + 30 minutes for rolling
Cooking time- 15 minutes
Recipe adapted from here
Yield- 4 dozen cookies


Pecans – 2 cups,toasted
All purpose flour – 2 1/2 cups
Baking powder – 1/2 tsp
Salt – 1/4 tsp
Unsalted butter – 1 cup,softened
Confectioner’s sugar – 1 1/4 cups,sifted
Egg – 1
Pure Vanilla Extract – 2 tsp

More confectioner’s sugar for dusting


  • Toast pecans in a microwave.Spread them on a kitchen roll or microwave safe plate, and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes. Stir after every one minute and toast till you get a nice aroma.Cool down and grind it to a coarse meal.
  • Whisk together the flour,salt and baking powder in a bowl and keep aside.
  • Beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Mix in vanilla and egg,beat well until combined.
  • Add flour mixture and half of ground pecan. Mix on low speed until everything has combined well.
  • Cover with a plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven at 350 degree F.
  • Take 1 Tbsp of dough and roll into 2 inch logs, using both your palms. It should be about 1/2 inch thick.
  • Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper an inch apart.
  • Bake for 14-15 minutes or until sides start turning golden brown.
  • Cool in the cookie sheets for a few minutes.Dust with powdered sugar if desired. Then transfer to a wire rack and cool completely before storing in an air tight container.

Here is a closer look of these awesomely nutty cookies!

Pecan Logs

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