Shortbread Cookies with Pecans Recipe

1 / 2
Simple shortbread cookies taste better with the addition of chopped pecans.
2 / 2
About 3 dozen cookies SERVINGS


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • Dash of salt
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • Confectioners’ sugar


  • 1 Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease baking sheets; set aside.2 In a large bowl, combine butter, sugar and vanilla, and beat with an electric mixer until mixture is light and creamy.3 In a separate bowl, whisk together flour and salt. Stir in pecans. Add to butter mixture, and mix well to incorporate all ingredients.4 Shape dough into 1-inch balls, and place 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheets.5 Bake for about 15 minutes, or until cookies are firm, but still very light in color. You do not want them to brown at all.6 Cool completely on wire racks, then roll in confectioners’ sugar. Store in an airtight container.Make sure to stock up on holiday goodies this year! See Easy Christmas Candy Recipes and Holiday Cookie Recipes for more ideas.