Saturday, May 1, 2010
Cookie Recipe #119 - Pecan Shortbread Melts
These little logs are true to their name - they melt in your mouth after that first crunchy bite.
Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened, 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans, sugar for rolling.
Instructions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cream butter in large mixing bowl; blend in confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Sift flour and salt into creamed mixture and blend well. Fold in pecans.
Shape dough into snall balls, the size of dates, and roll in sugar. Arrange on ungreased cookie sheets about an inch apart (they retain their shape).
Bake 23-25 minutes, until lightly browned on the bottom. Transfer to cooling racks.
Makes 3-4 dozen cookies.
"The Ultimate Cookie Book", Tormont Publications Inc., Montreal, Canada, 1997.