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Maple Pecan Shortbread

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Maple Pecan Shortbread
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 2 hr 40 min
  • Servings 40
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A delicious spin on classic shortbread cookies - these are light and buttery with the crunch of pecans and the hint of maple. They make the perfect holiday dessert treat for gift-giving.
Updated Dec 12, 2012

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cup maple sugar or granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/4 cup coarse sugar
  • 40 pecan halves, if desired
  • 3 tablespoons real maple syrup
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

Steps

  • 1
    In large bowl, beat butter, 1/2 cup of the maple sugar, the vanilla and salt with electric mixer on medium speed 3 minutes or until light and fluffy. On low speed, gradually add flour, beating just until blended. Stir in chopped pecans.
  • 2
    Shape dough into 11x2-inch log. Mix remaining 1/4 cup maple sugar and coarse sugar; roll dough log in sugar mixture, pressing lightly to coat. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.
  • 3
    Heat oven to 350°F. Unwrap dough; cut into 40 (1/4-inch) slices. On ungreased cookie sheets, place slices 1 inch apart. Top each slice with pecan half.
  • 4
    Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks to cool completely. Brush cookies with maple syrup. Let stand until dry.

Nutrition

160 Calories, 11g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 15g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
160
Total Fat
11g
0%
Saturated Fat
5g
0%
Sodium
95mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
15g
0%
Dietary Fiber
1g
0%
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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