Thursday, 29 May 2008

Butter Pecan Shortbread Cookies

4 ounces butter, softened
1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup finely chopped pecans

  • Heat the oven to 325 F.
  • Stir the flour, salt, and finely chopped pecans together in a bowl; set aside.
  • In a medium size mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light. Beat in vanilla.
  • Stir in the flour mixture, kneading the dough gently with your hands to bring it together, if necessary.
  • Press or gently roll out on a lightly floured surface; cut into circles or squares about 1/4-inch thick.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes.
  • Time will vary with thickness, so check them after 12 to 15 minutes if they're a little thinner.