Celebrate National Pecan Month with this nutty cookie dough

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March is National Pecan Month, and one Valley bakery is celebrating with some tasty treats.

Jewel's Bakery and Café is featuring a whole menu of pecan desserts, including pecan praline pie, pecan macaroons, maple pecan scones, pie bars and even ice cream.

Pecans are more than just a popular tree nut. The nuts are rich in vitamins and minerals known to promote health in various ways. Pecans are packed with anti-oxidants, and are a rich source of vitamin B, vitamin E, beta-carotene and more.

Jewel's Bakery chef Julie Moreno joined Good Morning Arizona this morning to share a recipe for pecan cookie dough that is gluten-free and safe to eat.

Jewel's Bakery and Café

4041 E Thomas Rd., Phoenix