Thursday, August 16, 2012

Best Pecan Shortbread Recipe

There is nothing quite like a good piece of shortbread and this recipe is outstanding.  It will make your house smell good too.  These are very easy to make.

Add 2 sticks of butter to your mixer bowl.

Add 1/2 cup of dark brown sugar and 1/2 cup of granulated sugar.  Beat this with the paddle attachment for 3 minutes. It will be light and fluffy.

Add 1 cup of finely ground pecans, 1 tsp. of salt and 1 tsp. vanilla.  Beat for 3 more minutes.  Beat in 2  1/2 cups flour.

Place it in an oblong pan and score.

Press a pecan half into each square.  Bake at 300 degrees for about an hour until they look dry.

8 comments:

Patty Woodland said...

The hubby loves shortbread!

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

This looks so delicious! Especially when one hasn't eaten for a long time :-)
Pecans aren't especially common over here but I guess walnuts can be used as a substitute. Not the same taste but still tasty :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

laurie said...

this looks amazing and you know,,, this is so different than the short bread our family makes, I will enjoy giving this a try,

Ina in Alaska said...

mmmmmm!!!

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

And just when I was trying to think of something delicious and easy for our church bake sale this weekend. Thank you, Thank you.

TARYTERRE said...

I know somebody who is going to go gaga for these.

SharleneT said...

My Gentleman Caller would love these and they use a low temp which makes them perfect for solar cooking demonstrations! How cool is that?! Thanks for the recipe and come visit when you can.

Chrissykat said...

Do you think these would still come out okay without being prepared in a mixer?