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.

Gretchen Noelle

My love of food was cultivated early on by my family but has come alive while living in Peru. During the 12 years of living in Lima, Peru, I have also enjoyed numerous trips to other areas of the country. Here on Provecho Peru you will find Peruvian recipes in English, American favorites prepared overseas, news about Peruvian Cuisine and interesting tidbits about life in Peru.

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17 Responses

  1. CB says:

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

  2. Deborah says:

    These do sound amazing!

  3. Isa says:

    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. 🙂

  4. My Sweet & Saucy says:

    I love how these turned out! So small and sparkly! I but yummy too!

  5. My Sweet & Saucy says:

    I love how these turned out! So small and sparkly! I but yummy too!

  6. RecipeGirl says:

    I never did get to participate in that one. Too bad because I absolutely love clove spiced things! These look delicious!

  7. Cookie baker Lynn says:

    Those are darling! I love that little button shape.

  8. Brilynn says:

    Those look great! Excellent combo!

  9. Aran says:

    They look like such sweet and spicy tiny morsels!!!

  10. Cakelaw says:

    These cookies look delightful – honey and pecans sounds like a smashing combination.

  11. farida says:

    They look delicious! I am sure the combination of spices you used add a lot to the flavor. I love it!

  12. Jessy and her dog Winnie says:

    These look absoulutely delicious! I love pecans in cookies, and the sugar on top looks really yummy!

  13. Kevin says:

    These cookies sound good! I like using honey and the toasted pecans are great.

  14. Peabody says:

    I will have to pass this recipe off to my mom. She is always looking for spice cookie recipes.

  15. Tarah says:

    These look wonderful! I’ll have to try this!

  16. mimi says:

    these look really delish! love the combination of spices with the pecans and honey.

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