Maple Pecan Shortbread

Maple Pecan Shortbread
Maple Pecan Shortbread

PREP TIME

25

minutes

TOTAL TIME

50

minutes

SERVINGS

24

cookies/wedges

PREP TIME

25

minutes

TOTAL TIME

50

minutes

SERVINGS

24

servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    cup butter, softened

  • 1/2

    cup granulated sugar

  • 1

    tsp vanilla

  • 1

    tsp maple flavoring

  • 1

    tsp finely shredded orange peel (or lemon)

  • 2

    cups all purpose flour

  • 1/2

    cup pecans, toasted and finely chopped

  • coarse sugar

Directions

Preheat oven to 325. In a large bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar. Beat until mixture is fluffy and light in color, scraping side of bowl occasionally. Beat in vanilla, maple flavoring, and orange peel until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour. Stir in pecans. divide dough in half. Press one portion of the dough evenly into bottom of an 8-inch fluted tart pan that has a removable bottom. (wrap remaining dough and set aside.) Sprinkle dough with coarse sugar. Prick every inch or so with a fork. Cut into 12 wedges, leaving dough in pan. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 27 minutes or until top is pale golden brown. Cut into wedges again while warm. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove wedges from pan and cool completely on wire rack. Wash the tart pan and repeat with the remaining dough. Makes 24 wedges.

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