Lemon  Pecan Shortbread   Cookies Recipe

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Lemon Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Shelia Tucker


I've always liked shortbread cookies and with the addition of lemon Zest and pecans makes for a pleasing flavor. So good with coffee or Tea .

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recipe will make 20 ( 1 1/2 inch ) or 5 ( 3 inch cookies )
1 1/4 c
all purpose flour
2 Tbsp
very finely chopped pecans
3 Tbsp
2 tsp
finely shredded lemon zest
1/2 c
sugar to sprinkle on top

Directions Step-By-Step

pre- Heat oven to 325 - In a medium Bowl combine , flour , Nuts, 3 Tabsp. sugar , and the lemon peel, Using a Pastry Blender, cut in the butter untill the mixture looks like fine crumbs and starts to cling togeather. ( dough will still be crumbly ) Knead till mixture is smooth, Form into a Ball.
On a lightly Floured surface, Roll the dough untill it's 1/2 inch thick .using 1 1/2 inch OR 3 inch cookie cutters cut into disered shapes. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets , sprinkle the tops with sugar.
Bake for 18 to 20 minutes for the small cookies and Bake for 20 to 22 minutes for Large cookies, untill bottoms start to Brown and the centers are set. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: American