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Valentine Pecan Shortbread Cookies Recipe

Incredibly simple yet beautifully delicious, this Valentine Pecan Shortbread Cookies Recipe will be your new go-to recipe for cookies.

Valentine Pecan Shortbread Cookies Recipe

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Valentine Pecan Shortbread Cookies Recipe

valentine pecan shortbread cookies recipe

Ingredients

2 and ¼ cups pastry flour
1 cup room temperature butter
¾ teaspoon quality salt
1/3 cup chopped pecans
½ cup pure maple syrup
¼ cup white sugar

*optional baker’s twine for presentation

valentine pecan shortbread cookies recipe

Instructions

Cream together the butter, sugar and maple syrup until smooth. Slowly mix in the flour and salt until just combined then add the chopped pecans. Cover and chill for about 10 minutes.

valentine pecan shortbread cookies recipe

Roll out on parchment paper to just over ¼ inch thick.

Place in the freezer for 10 minutes or the refrigerator for about an hour.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and pull out your favorite cookie cutters. The chilled dough should cut through perfectly giving you really clear lines and edges. Tip: Use two sizes if you want to stack and tie up all pretty like I’ve done.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes-depending on the size and thickness of the cookies. Keep an eye on them and pull before they start to brown to ensure they aren’t too dry.

Allow to cool for a few minutes before enjoying. Stack and use Baker’s Twine to tie together. 

PS – These freeze wonderfully!

valentine pecan shortbread cookies recipe
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Valentine Pecan Shortbread Cookies
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Incredibly simple yet beautifully delicious, this Valentine Pecan Shortbread Cookies Recipe will be your new go-to recipe for cookies.
Servings: 12
Author: Jeana Shandraw
Ingredients
  • 2 1/4 cups pastry flour
  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • ¾ teaspoon salt, high quality
  • 1/3 cup pecans, chopped
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¼ cup white sugar
Instructions
  1. Cream together the butter, sugar and maple syrup until smooth
  2. Slowly mix in the flour and salt until just combined
  3. Add the chopped pecans
  4. Cover and chill for about 10 minutes
  5. Roll out on parchment paper to just over ¼ inch thick
  6. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes or the refrigerator for about an hour
  7. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and pull out your favorite cookie cutters
  8. The chilled dough should cut through perfectly giving you really clear lines and edges.
  9. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes-depending on the size and thickness of the cookies. Keep an eye on them and pull before they start to brown to ensure they aren’t too dry.
  10. Allow to cool for a few minutes before enjoying. These freeze wonderfully!
Incredibly simple yet beautifully delicious, this Valentine Pecan Shortbread #Cookies #Recipe will be your new go-to recipe for #ValentinesDay cookies. via @jeanabeena

Jeana Shandraw

Jeana Shandraw

Rarely caught without a camera, Jeana is an adventurous traveler with a passion for people, cultures and food that has led her to 38 countries in 5 years. When she's not using her powers for social good, she enjoys photography, cooking and building LEGOs with her son. On occasion, you may also find her crocheting cute things to hide in her husband's underwear drawer.

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