Lemon-Pecan Dainties Recipe

Lemon pecan dainties are lemon flavored pecan nut cookies that require to be chilled before baking. Made with chopped pecans and flour along with sugar and shortening. An egg free cookie recipe, the lemon pecan dainties are sliced thin before baking.


Health IndexJust EnjoyServings5


 Shortening2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
 Sugar1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Lemon peel1 Tablespoon, grated
 Lemon juice1 Tablespoon
 Enriched flour2 Cup (32 tbs), sifted
 Baking powder1 Teaspoon
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Pecans1 Cup (16 tbs), finley chopped

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 774 Calories from Fat 405

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 47 g72.8%

Saturated Fat 8.4 g42.2%

Trans Fat 3.6 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 280.5 mg11.7%

Total Carbohydrates 85 g28.3%

Dietary Fiber 2.8 g11.3%

Sugars 41.2 g

Protein 6 g12.7%

Vitamin A 0.3% Vitamin C 9.2%

Calcium 9.7% Iron 11.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Thoroughly cream shortening and sugar; add egg, lemon peel, and lemon juice; beat well.
Sift together dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture; mix well.
Stir in nuts.
Shape in rolls 2 inches across.
Chill thoroughly.
Slice very thin.
Bake on greased cooky sheet in moderate oven (350°) 12 to 15 minutes.
Cool slightly before removing from pan.