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Still Thinking About Cloves

Honey Pecan SnapsThere were so many incredible recipes which arrived in my inbox from the recent Think Spice, Think Cloves event that I had the honor of hosting. I chose cloves because I love the way they can compliment both sweet and savory dishes.

One of the recipes that jumped out to me was sent in by CB just before the bell tolled. The idea of pecans in a spiced cookie was almost more then I could bear. I just had to make them! It did not take me long to do just that. I made some slight substitutions on the spices and used all butter instead of half shortening. I adored the outcome, they were absolutely delicious!

Honey Pecan Snaps

Yield: Makes 4 dozen

Source: Adapted from All Recipes


  • 1/2 cup of butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon of lime juice
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans
  • Additional sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add honey, egg and lemon juice; beat well.
  3. Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture. Fold in pecans. Shape into 1 inch balls; roll in sugar. Place on ungreased baking sheets.
  4. Bake at 350F for 12-13 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove to wire racks.


17 Responses to “Still Thinking About Cloves”

  1. Way cool! So glad you liked it. Your cookies look oodles better than mine :)

    Posted by CB | May 7, 2008, 2:12 pm
  2. These do sound amazing!

    Posted by Deborah | May 7, 2008, 4:40 pm
  3. I really wanted to join the event, but I’m ending this school term and I’ve been incredibly busy! In fact, right now I should be stufying, but I made a little stop just to say how delicious your cookies look! True… nuts and spices: oh, good combo!By the way, thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. :)

    Posted by Isa | May 7, 2008, 7:43 pm
  4. I love how these turned out! So small and sparkly! I but yummy too!

    Posted by My Sweet & Saucy | May 7, 2008, 9:03 pm
  5. I love how these turned out! So small and sparkly! I but yummy too!

    Posted by My Sweet & Saucy | May 7, 2008, 9:03 pm
  6. I never did get to participate in that one. Too bad because I absolutely love clove spiced things! These look delicious!

    Posted by RecipeGirl | May 7, 2008, 9:11 pm
  7. Those are darling! I love that little button shape.

    Posted by Cookie baker Lynn | May 7, 2008, 9:41 pm
  8. Those look great! Excellent combo!

    Posted by Brilynn | May 7, 2008, 10:20 pm
  9. They look like such sweet and spicy tiny morsels!!!

    Posted by Aran | May 8, 2008, 4:03 am
  10. These cookies look delightful – honey and pecans sounds like a smashing combination.

    Posted by Cakelaw | May 8, 2008, 6:26 am
  11. They look delicious! I am sure the combination of spices you used add a lot to the flavor. I love it!

    Posted by farida | May 8, 2008, 12:43 pm
  12. These look absoulutely delicious! I love pecans in cookies, and the sugar on top looks really yummy!

    Posted by Jessy and her dog Winnie | May 8, 2008, 4:15 pm
  13. These cookies sound good! I like using honey and the toasted pecans are great.

    Posted by Kevin | May 8, 2008, 7:43 pm
  14. I will have to pass this recipe off to my mom. She is always looking for spice cookie recipes.

    Posted by Peabody | May 9, 2008, 2:50 am
  15. These look wonderful! I’ll have to try this!

    Posted by Tarah | May 9, 2008, 1:30 pm
  16. these look really delish! love the combination of spices with the pecans and honey.

    Posted by mimi | May 11, 2008, 3:00 pm


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