Honey Walnut Shortbread Cookies

I’ve never made shortbread cookies before, but while trying to find a sugar cookie recipe for Carol, I came across Ashlee’s blog post on shortbread. I used walnuts instead of pecans because that was what we had on hand. They turned out great and made my whole house smell like honey all evening. Yum.

Honey Walnut Shortbread  

1 Cup Butter
2 ½ Cups All-Purpose Flour
1/3 Cup Honey
¾ Cup Chopped Pecans
1 tsp. Vanilla

Beat butter, honey and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer until mixture is light and fluffy.

Add flour, 1 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. If dough becomes too stiff to stir, knead in remaining flour by hand. Work in nuts.

Roll into a log, and then shape into a square.

Refrigerate for 4 hours or so.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Slice into 1/4", place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment.

Prick with a fork.

Bake for 14 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. I love shortbreads - so easy to make with minimal ingredients!