Sunday, April 17, 2011

Pecan Shortbread Cookies

When I made these cookies they made me think of my mom.
She's not really a big sweets fan-that's one way we are
different. To her, having a graham cracker was a dessert!
But, when she did have a treat, it was something just like this -
simple, rich and delicious.

3/4 pound unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon pure almond extract
3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups small diced pecans

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment,
mix together the butter and sugar until they are just combined.
Add the vanilla and almond extracts. In a medium bowl,
sift together the flour and salt, then add them to the
mixture. Add the pecans and mix on low speed until the dough
starts to come together. Dump onto a surface dusted with flour
and shape into a flat disk. Wrap in plastic and chill for 30 minutes.

Roll the dough 1/2-inch thick and cut into 2 1/2-inch squares with

a plain or fluted cutter (or cut into any shape you like). Place the

cookies on an ungreased baking sheet.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the edges begin to brown

and allow to cool to room temperature.

No comments:

You Might Also Like

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...