Monday, January 9, 2012

Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Happy New year to all of you and hope 2012 bring much joy and prosperity to all. I wanted to start the new year with a sweet treat and also these cookies are so yummy that I wanted to share it with you all today instead of it waiting in the drafts folder. These pecan cookies remind me so much of the "Sandies" that I used to love a few years back, soft yet crunchy, buttery and all that lovely pecan flavor. Its pretty hard to stop with just one !!

3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup + 2 tbsp confectioner's sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup toasted pecans, chopped

In a mixing bowl, combine all-purpose flour, corn starch, pecans and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until smooth.
Add the flour mixture to the creamed butter. Mix just until they are well mixed.
Shape the dough into 1 inch balls and place it on a parchment lined baking sheet. Flatten the balls just a little bit. Place the balls at least a couple inches apart.
Bake at 350F for 10-15 min just until the edges are lightly brown.
Cool. Keeps fresh for a week when stored in an air-tight container.

Enjoy !!


Priya said...

Nutty cookies looks stunning and quite addictive..

Now Serving said...

Wow those look pretty addictive as Priya has rightly said :) two thumbs up :)

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Priya Rao said...

nice recipe..looks like i should munch some