Pecan Nut Biscuit (Eggless) Recipe

This easy to prepare biscuit is filled with crunchy pecan nuts. The butter-base biscuit is soft to the touch and melts in the mouth. It is the perfect tea time accompaniment and an easy-to-prepare snack for vegetarians and those abstaining from meat products on fasting days.


  • 500ml self raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 250g butter
  • 50ml icing sugar
  • ½ cup chopped pecan nuts
  • Additional castor sugar for dredging


  1. Cream together the sugar and butter.
  2. Stir in the vanilla essence.
  3. Add in the flour and nuts.
  4.  Mix well to form a soft dough.
  5. Break off portions of the biscuit dough and shape into balls.
  6. Place a shelled pecan nut on the top of each biscuit.
  7. Bake the biscuits on a greased tray and bake on a 180 degrees for approximately 15 to 20 minutes.
  8. Allow the biscuits to cool.
  9. Dredge each biscuit in castor sugar.