Friday, December 5, 2008

Scrappy Jessi's 2nd Annual Cookie Swap

Hello Cookie Lovers! Here is my receipt for the swap:

Butter Pecan Shortbread

3/4 cup butter

1/2 cup confectioners' sugar

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon butter flavoring

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted

1/4 cup chopped pecans, untoasted

Garnish: confectioners' sugar

1. In a large mixing bowl and using an electric mixer at medium speed, cream butter, sugar, vanilla extract, butter flavoring, and salt.

2. Using a mixer at medium speed, gradually sift in flour to form a stiff dough. Add all pecans, and blend.

3. Turn dough out onto a sheet of waxed paper, roll into an even rectangular-shaped log. Freeze until needed.

4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

5. Slice dough into 1/4-inch squares. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Garnish with confectioners' sugar by dipping half the cookie in the sugar when cooled, if desired.

Note: The dough can be frozen up to a month. If you cannot find the butter flavoring.. you can omit it.

I hope everyone enjoys this receipt..for many other receipts..see Scrappy Jessi's blog. Thank you Jessi for this super great cookie swap! Hugs, Linda


Pieceful Bits said...

Sounds yummy, I like pecans!!

BumbleVee said...

I was going to make shortbread today.. Caramel Macchiatto ... but, somehow the day went by... and I didn't get past addressing some cards.......but, at least yesterday I baked a loaf of peasant bread and made some Cranberry Chutney. Still have to put up the recipe...

BumbleVee said...

darn is resisting my comments.... humpfh!!

I tried to say I was going to make some Caramel Macchhiatto shortbread today...but the day went by and all I got done was to address a few cards... but, was bragging that yesterday I made Cranberry Pear Chutney and baked a loaf of Peasant bread....

Debbie said...

I love pecans and shortbread so I'll be trying your recipe. Glad to know the dough can be frozen. tfs

Heidi of Everyday Cookies said...

I love shortbread cookie! Heidi

Anonymous said...

hey chickadee!!! these look super duper yummy!! cant wait to bake these babies up! hugs

vivian said...

I love short bread, though I've never made any! maybe its time to give it a shot! I have to make a grocey list and get all my christmas baking supplies!

Scrappy Jessi said...

hey sweets,,
have a fun weekend.

bluemuf said...

This sounds so good. Will be giving it a try.


Malissa said...

One of my favorite cookies!!

Peng Peng said...

hi ya girl! a cookie swap... how fun!

great to see you posting again :O) those cookies sound delish!! though i am allergic to pecans, i bet yours taste the best!

m i c h e l l e said...

Oh boy-o! These sounds TERRIFIC! Thanks for sharing!!!

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BumbleVee said...

Hey Folksie...

how's things? doing anything crafty lately? what's the weather like in your neck of the woods? trying any new recipes? just thought I'd check in and see what you are up to.....

Peng Peng said...

hey girl! i'm thinking about u ;)
long time no blogging?? hope all is well.. and that it's getting warmer in CT! xoxo