Pamela's Cookies, Chocolate Chunk Pecan Shortbread
Our favorite butter shortbread recipe richly studded with pecans and chunks of deep, dark chocolate.
Since 1988, Pamela's Products have set the standard for taste with our decadent wheat-free cookies. We are proud to announce that your favorite cookies for indulging are now available in a new made with organic ingredients format! We use the highest-quality organic ingredients to produce deliciously satisfying treats for those who care about their food and the impact their choices make on the environment.
Made with 95% organic ingredients.
Wheat-free and gluten-free.
Organic Rice Flour Base (Organic Brown Rice Flour, Organic White Rice Flour, Organic Tapioca Starch, Organic Sweet Rice Flour, Xanthan Gum); Organic Natural Evaporated Cane Sugar; Organic Butter; Organic Chocolate Chunks (Organic Natural Evaporated Cane Sugar, Organic Cocoa Paste, Organic Cocoa Butter, Non-GMO Soy Lecithin/emulsifier, Gluten-free Organic Vanilla. Chunks may contain traces of milk protein due to the manufacturing equipment.); Organic Non-hydrogenated Palm Oil; Pecans; Gluten-free Organic Vanilla (contains corn derivative); Sea Salt.
Allergen Information: Contains Milk, Soy, Tree Nuts.
Pamela Giusto-Sorrells' grandfather, Matthew, in front of the Golden Crescent, circa 1941.In 1941, Pamela Giusto-Sorrells' grandparents owned one of the first health food stores in San Francisco, the Golden Crescent. It was a small neighborhood natural food bakery and store offering "brick-like" rice, soy, and potato/lima bean breads, as well as rice and soy cookies. These were some of the first available gluten-free foods. In her youth, she had one of the few "female" jobs in the bakery as a cookie packer. Even as a child, and then as a bakery employee, "I was continually amazed that dedicated customers were so thankful to find our gluten-free foods. I personally thought these products looked and tasted awful and wondered why people ate them. The typical reply was, 'Let them be happy there is something on the market for them to eat,'" she says.
Always the dessert baker at home, and after all those hours on the cookie line in the family business, she started experimenting with wheat-free baking. The challenge was to make products that tasted so good that no one would be able to tell that they were wheat-free. "My career was born," she says. "In 1988, I left the family business taking one small pallet of my belongings with my first forklift and moved two blocks away." On April Fool's Day, Pamela's Products became an independent business featuring wheat-free and gluten-free foods, each bite prompting the incredulous food lover to ask: "Are you sure these are wheat-free?"
Pamela's, based in Ukiah, Calif., continues to maintain its indulgent reputation by using the finest natural ingredients, and always striving to delight the customer with delicious, decadent wheat-free and gluten-free cookies, biscotti, and baking mixes.