Butter Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Rolled and Sliced Cookies
Christmas Cookies

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans

Cream butter; add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add flour, mixing well. Stir in pecans. Divide dough in half. Cover; chill 1 hour.

Roll one portion of dough to 1/4-inch thickness between 2 sheets of waxed paper; keep remaining dough chilled until ready to use. Cut dough into desired shapes with 2-inch cutters; remove excess dough. Place a greased cookie sheet on top of cookies, greased side down. Invert cookie sheet, allowing cooking to transfer to sheet; remover waxed paper. Bake at 300° for 18 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Repeat rolling, cutting. and baking procedure with remaining dough.

Yield: about 3 dozen.


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