Line a baking tray with parchment and pre-heat the oven.
Sieve in the flour and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl and stir to combine.
Put the butter and sugar into another bowl and beat together until light and fluffy.
Mix in the prepared flour to make a soft dough.
Take teaspoons of dough rolling each into a ball.
Place the dough balls on the prepared baking tray and press a pecan nut into the top of each.
Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden.
Large baking tray
190°C, Fan 170°C, 375°F, Gas 5
The best biscuits I have made.
Made a few changes...added the following to the mix (I did not have any pecans, hence adapting the recipe):
Toasted and roughly chopped (removed skin after toasting) 20 hazelnuts, also added a tablespoon of cocoa nibs, and the smallest of pinches of sweet cinnamon. Also, I purposely made eight large biscuits, rather than 12. They took a little longer to back, but easier to fit onto my baking try.
Trust me, very very tasty (but I love hazelnuts). First time baking with spelt flour. Extremely tasty. I am going to try a spelt pasta recipe now!
02 Mar 2019
Surprise guests coming within the hour? then this biscuit is the answer. I telephoned for some help and was directed to two recipes but chose this one. Very tasty light and crisp, and was rewarded by many compliments. thank you Doves Farm.
22 Aug 2018
Lovely biscuits. always a success with everyone and I have to constantly make them!
By E Rowland
15 Aug 2018
These are delicious, very similar in taste to digestive biscuits. I found them a little dry so next time I bake them I will coat them in dark chocolate instead of pecans. Homemade plain chocolate digestives!
By Mrs Sheila Pinney
10 Jan 2016
these cookies are so easy and so tasty but you must not leave for more than 10 minutes without checking. They burn easy.
By Mr robert williams
21 Mar 2015
WOW! These cookies are absolutely scrumdidiumptious :)
I used Wholemeal Spelt flour, raw sugar and walnuts.
The recipe is so easy and prep time is minimal.
I couldn't stop eating them and am about to make another batch:)
By Mr Damian Commane
04 Jan 2014
These are absolutely delicious! Never made cookies before and these turned out great, like shortbread and very buttery. I used walnuts instead of pecans and they were yummy!