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A question about a recipe: Dorie Greenspan's 3-Ingredient Almond Crackle Cookies

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I have a question about the recipe "Dorie Greenspan's 3-Ingredient Almond Crackle Cookies" from Genius Recipes. Can I substitute the almonds with chopped pecans?

asked by foofaraw 5 months ago
6 answers 844 views
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added 5 months ago

It would probably make a decent cookie, but Greenspan's recipe seems to rest largely on the flavor and texture of toasted almonds, which are very distinct from raw almonds.

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added 5 months ago

would it works if I use toasted pecans?

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added 5 months ago

Same answer, really- it would probably make a decent enough cookie, and I would prefer if the author would weigh in, but it seems to me that this recipe is aimed at the specific properties of slivered pecans. I doubt that you could sliver pecans anyway, but don't throw them out; there are a lot of terrific pecan cookie recipes, though most will require you to grind the pecans.

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added 5 months ago

that's "properties of slivered pecans"... Slow day here- I checked the comments on the recipe (always a good idea, by the way, if you have questions)- several people do mention using the recipe with all sorts of things- not surprising, it's pretty much just glued together with egg white; you could use ball bearings. I think that slivered almonds would make something special, but it certainly wouldn't hurt to try pecans I don't think you'll get much crackle, though.

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added 5 months ago

Thank you! I will hold off on making the cookies until I know if I can use the pecans or have chance to go to supermarket to buy almonds.

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added 4 months ago

This recipe clearly calls for sliced almonds (as the picture also shows) not slivered almonds. Slivered almonds are thicker than sliced.

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