Recipe: Pecan Slices & Tea Bag Biscuits


Happy Monday all! Let's start the week on a sweet note with these beautiful cookies we enjoyed over the weekend. I had a few family members over for lunch and once the festivities were over, I was finally able to snap a picture of some of the treats including homemade pecan nut short bread. I learned how to make these from my beautiful mother years ago and it's a recipe I enjoy using when I need something quick and easy but tasty. I also baked teabag shaped biscuits dipped in chocolate and tagged them with existing teabag labels. 😄 The ❤ shaped cookies were brought through from my cousin in law and my beautiful decor board was given to me as a gift from my cousin Shakeera! I trust that everyone had a spectacular weekend and here's to hoping that this week follows suit!

Pecan Slices

Recipe credit: @aniseeds
Picture credit: @aniseeds


1 cup maizena
1 cup icing sugar
1 cup pecans nuts (chopped)
500g butter
1/2 cup coconut
1/4 tsp elachie


Cream butter and sugar together till light and creamy
Add in maizena
Add in pecan nuts, coconut and elachie
Add in flour till it forms a soft workable dough.
Shape into logs and wrap in plastic wrap.
Refrigerate till hard
Remove from plastic wrap and slice
Bake on 180 till done

Tea Bag Biscuits

Recipe credit: @najiya_t
Picture credit: @aniseeds


250g butter
¾ cup icing sugar
Beat till creamy then add
½ cup self raising flour
½ cup maizena
Flour as required 2 make a soft dough.


Roll dough and cut out into squares/rectangles
Cut the two tops on the sides off to resemble a t.bag
Poke a hole with a straw and bake at 180 till done
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