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Old 12-15-2008, 12:19 PM   #1
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Question Pecan substitute?

I really don't bother with nuts, except when it comes to two, pecans and walnuts. The only reason these give me problems is because my mother doesn't like them. Now I've heard it doesn't matter what you substitute nuts with, but I find that a problem right now because one of my holiday cookies will be a root beer cookie. I don't really know how root beer tastes like or what it tastes good with, but a lot of my friends love root beer which is why I picked them. Could anyone give me a tip on a good pecan substitute for these cookies that isn't walnuts?

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Old 12-15-2008, 12:25 PM   #2
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Can you tell us what the recipe is? That would give us a better idea.
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Old 12-15-2008, 12:30 PM   #3
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How about unsalted peanuts?
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Old 12-15-2008, 12:33 PM   #4
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Old 12-15-2008, 12:42 PM   #5
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Maybe you can try extract which would give a flavor of the nuts you want.
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Old 12-15-2008, 12:46 PM   #6
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It depends upon the recipe whether or not you can leave out the nuts. If the nuts are a major part of the structure or not.

I can't imagine root beer cookies. I have heard of chocolate cola cakes, though. So--who knows.

Good luck.
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Old 12-15-2008, 01:34 PM   #7
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Root beer cookies? Well, color me curious. Post and share, please.
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Old 12-15-2008, 02:01 PM   #8
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Hazelnuts seem like something that might go with rootbeer cookies.

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Old 12-15-2008, 02:22 PM   #9
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Maybe macadamia nuts? Almonds (chopped) sound pretty good to me, though.
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Old 12-15-2008, 02:26 PM   #10
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Maybe macadamia nuts? Almonds (chopped) sound pretty good to me, though.
I was thinking the same thing!
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