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Maple Pecan “Shortbread” Cookies [vegan, gluten-free, oil-free]

  • Author: Remy
  • Total Time: 15
  • Yield: 12 cookies 1x


A buttery, maple sweetened pecan shortbread cookie. Healthy, vegan, gluten free and delicious.


  • 1 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 cup pecan butter
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 flax egg (1 tbsp ground flax + 3 tbsp water)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped raw pecan pieces
  • 1/4 cup whole raw pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 350F while you prepare the batter.
  2. Prepare your flax egg by combining 1 tbsp flax meal with 3 tbsp water and allow to sit until thick.
  3. In a large bowl, combine oat flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Whisk until smooth.
  4. Next add flax egg, maple syrup, pecan butter, chopped pecan pieces, vanilla extract, and mix until a dough forms. 
  5. Roll dough into balls, about 1.5 tablespoons in size, and space out evenly on a lined baking sheet.
  6. Top with additional whole raw pecans for garnish.
  7. Using the bottom of a drinking glass (or other flat surface), press down on the cookie dough balls to flatten out a little bit. Create cookie like shapes, because the dough won’t spread too much in the oven.
  8. Bake cookies for about 10-12 minutes, or until firm and slightly golden brown around the edges. If you prefer a crispier shortbread, feel free to bake for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  9. Let cookies cool and firm up and enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Category: desserts
  • Method: baking

Keywords: pecan shortbread, sandies, vegan cookies, gluten free vegan, maple pecan