My classic shortbread cookie recipe is made even better with a delicious dark chocolate drizzle! Get the recipe for this easy cookie recipe you can make and take to your next event or savor over tea at home!
Growing up, my favorite cookie was Lorna Doones.
I could eat a whole sleeve.
So, when it came time to bake some treats, my old favs were my new inspiration.
In honor of National Pecan Cookie Day, I have a great recipe for you to try.
This one is from Sunday Best Dishes. Enjoy!!
Pecan Shortbread Cookies with Dark Chocolate Drizzle from Jorj’s “Sunday Best Dishes”
3 dozen (3-inch diameter) cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
20 to 25 minutes
Baked Good Gifts
Cut these cookies into any shapes that you like. Cut squares and triangles using a kitchen knife; circles using a glass or biscuit cutter, or hearts for a special “love-you” treat.
¾ pound unsalted butter, room temperature, 3 sticks
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon pure almond extract
3 ½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon salt
6 ounces sliced pecans, finely chopped, about 1 ½ cups
6 ounces dark chocolate
Stir together the butter and sugar into the bowl of an electric mixer. Add the extracts, flour, and salt. Add the pecans and stir on the lowest speed until the dough just comes together. Pour out the dough onto a sheet of plastic wrap. Use your hands to form the dough into a disk. Wrap the dough and chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350°. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to about ½-inch thickness. Cut the dough into shapes and place onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (or a Silpat liner). Bake until the cookies just begin to brown on the edges, about 20 to 25 minutes depending on the size of your shapes. Cool the cookies on a rack. Slide a sheet or two of parchment paper and under the rack. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler (or in the microwave oven). Drizzle the melted chocolate over the cookies.
You can customize these cookies by adding your favorite ingredients like mini white chocolate chips, chopped dried cranberries or walnuts inn place of pecans. Use a food processor to make easy work of chopping the nuts. For the drizzle, use chocolate chips or a dark chocolate candy bar.
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