Pecan Shortbread Cookies Recipe

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Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Yield: 2 dozen cookies

Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Pecan shortbread cookies


  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound butter
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • Icing
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons hot water
  • 2 teaspoons maple flavoring


  1. Mix together the flour, rice flour, baking powder and salt in medium size bowl.
  2. Set aside.
  3. In a mixer with the paddle attachment, cream butter on low speed for 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Add sugar and vanilla and continue to cream on moderately low speed for 2 minutes.
  5. On low speed mix in the dry ingredients, blending just until the particles of flour are absorbed.
  6. Add in the pecans.
  7. Roll into logs about 2 inches wide.
  8. Wrap in plastic or parchment, and refrigerate or freeze until needed. (These can also be rolled out and cut into shapes.)
  9. Slice the logs and bake at 325 degrees F about 40 minutes.
  10. Icing
  11. Mix the butter, confectioners sugar and vanilla together.
  12. Add in the water and maple flavoring to reach the consistency for pouring or spreading icing.

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  • SallysRock

    40 minutes? no way cook them 8 minutes …

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