valentine pecan shortbread cookies recipe

Valentine Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Incredibly simple yet beautifully delicious, this Valentine Pecan Shortbread Cookies Recipe will be your new go-to recipe for cookies.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Author Jeana


  • 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


  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!