Shortbread anyone?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by BowChickaBowMow, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. BowChickaBowMow

    BowChickaBowMow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok.. I know it's not an egg or chicken recipe! But I've never made shortbread, but think it'd taste really good fresh and warm.

    Has anyone here made it? Do you have a favorite recipe? Please share! Also wondering if you could add ground nuts into it.. or would that mess up the texture too bad?

    Thanks!
     
  2. happyhen

    happyhen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chocolate-Pecan Shortbread

    1 cup flour
    1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
    1/8 tsp baking soda
    1/8 tsp salt
    1/2 cup butter, softened
    2/3 cup powdeered sugar
    1 tsp vanilla

    Preheat oven to 325. Lightly grease and flour a 9" square baking pan.

    In bowl stir together flour, cocoa, pecans, baking soda and salt to combine well.

    In mixer bowl combine butter and sugar. Beat until light and fluffy. Blend in vanilla. gradually add flour and mix weel. Dough will be crumbly.

    Pat dough evenly and firmly into a smooth layer in prepared pan. Bake until top feels firm to touch, about 30-35 mins.

    Let cool in pan on wire rack for 10 mins, then cut into squares. Remove from pan when cool.
     
  3. BowChickaBowMow

    BowChickaBowMow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks happyhen!

    Have you ever tried it w/out the cocoa powder? I know.... chocolate and pecans.. YUMMMM.... but wondering if it'd still work out w/out it, or if I could replace it w/ something else?

    Thanks again for posting this!
     
  4. happyhen

    happyhen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're welcome.

    I've always used the cocoa, but I suppose you could leave it out. Just increase the flour 1/4 cup. You could also substitute the pecans with other nuts.
     

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