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Desserts

Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Pecan Shortbread Cookies recipe
photo by:kraft
The holidays mean many long lists, but this one is thankfully short. Just five ingredients come together in these classic shortbread cookies that make a delectable gift.
time
prep:
20 min
total:
38 min
servings
total:
5 dozen cookies or 30 servings, 2 cookies each
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What You Need

2
cups  (4 sticks) butter, softened
1-3/4
cups  powdered sugar, divided
3-1/2
cups  flour
1/2
cup  cornstarch
1-1/2
cups  chopped PLANTERS Pecans, toasted

Make It

HEAT oven to 350ºF.

BEAT butter and 1 cup sugar in large bowl with mixer until light and fluffy. Add flour and cornstarch; mix well. Stir in nuts.

ROLL dough into 1-inch balls; place, 2 inches apart, on baking sheets. Flatten slightly with bottom of glass.

BAKE 13 min. or until centers are set and tops are lightly browned; cool on baking sheets 5 min. Add warm cookies, 1 at a time, to remaining sugar; turn to evenly coat both sides of each. Cool completely on wire racks.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Size Wise
Enjoy your favorite foods on occasion but remember to keep tabs on portions.
Easy Cleanup
Line the baking sheets with parchment paper before use. The baked cookies will slide right off and you won't have to wash the pans in between uses.
Bittersweet Shortbread Cookies
Prepare as directed, reducing the nuts to 1 cup and adding 1 pkg. (6 squares) BAKER'S Bittersweet Chocolate, coarsely chopped, with the nuts.
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