These classic holiday cookies do great in a solar oven. If you are baking them on a sunny day at Christmastime in the northern hemisphere, aim for a before noon bake time. That's when the sun will be at the best angle for heating the oven.
- 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks)
- 1 cup powdered sugar (plus more for coating)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1¼ cups finely chopped pecans
Preheat your Solavore Sport and line a cookie sheet that fits in the oven with parchment or silicone baking mat.
In a large bowl, (or in the bowl of your stand mixer) cream your butter and sugar together. Add the vanilla and salt and mix well. Slowly add the flour, mixing well after each addition. A thick dough will form. Add the chopped pecans and mix well.
Scoop 1 tablespoon of the dough out and roll it into a ball and place it on the cookie sheet. Continue until all the dough has been formed into balls. Place them on the cookie sheet about 1 inch part.
Bake for approximately 1 hour. Your cookies will not brown, but they will be done as long as you've had oven temps over 225 degrees.
Allow the cookies to cool for about 5 minutes then gently roll them in powdered sugar while still warm. Allow them to cool completely and then coat them in powdered sugar again.