Butter Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Recipe by Annacia
READY IN: 55mins




  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or silicon mat.
  • In a large bowl with an electric mixer or a food processor, beat together butter and brown sugar until creamy.
  • Add flour, ground pecans, vanilla and salt and beat just until it forms a smooth dough.
  • Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour to allow it to firm up just enough to shape.
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (160 degrees C).
  • By hand, roll dough into 1-inch balls.
  • Place them on the prepared cookie sheet and flatten very slightly (to about 1/2-inch thickness) with the bottom of a glass that has been dipped in flour to prevent the dough from sticking to the glass (If you have a cookie stamp, you can use it to flatten the cookies instead of the glass).
  • Place in the oven and bake for 12 minutes or until set and very lightly browned on the bottom.
  • Remove from pan and let cool on a rack.