AT YOUR TABLE joy immediately . Serves four . Leftovers are wonderful mixed in scrambled eggs .
PECAN SHORTBREAD COOKIES
Now for something a little sweet . Because life is really about balance , and even when we are tending to ourselves and trying to eat healthier , we all deserve a sweet treat now and then . What better treat than fresh baked shortbread cookies ? We are taking these up a notch by adding pecans , because nuts are good for you , right ? Makes 3 dozen .
2 1 / 2 cups all purpose flour
1 / 2 cup + 2 tbs . granulated sugar ( I use natural cane sugar from Aldi ; I find it adds depth to the flavor )
1 / 4 cup light brown sugar 1 / 4 tsp . salt
1 cup ( 2 sticks ) cold unsalted butter , cut into pieces
1 / 2 cup pecans , lightly toasted and finely chopped 1 tsp . pure vanilla extract 4 tbs . cold water
Place flour , 1 / 2 cup sugar , brown sugar , and salt in bowl . Using a standing or handheld mixer , mix ingredients on low until ingredients are well combined , about a minute or so . With mixer running , add butter pieces a few at a time , mixing until butter is incorporated before adding the next pieces . Mix until it has a sandy texture . Add pecans and vanilla and mix until combined . With motor still running , drizzle in the cold water , one tablespoon at a time , until the dough starts to hold together when pressed .
NOW FOR SOMETHING REALLY SWEET
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