Georgia Grown Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Georgia Grown Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Chef Holly Chute's Featured Recipe "Georgia Grown Pecan Shortbread Cookies" from the 2019 Georgia National Fair Georgia Grown Event Stage

Ingredients: 
  • 1 Cup  
    salted butter
  • 1 Cup  
    confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon  
    vanilla extract
  • 2 Cups  
    all purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon  
    milk
  • ½ Cup  
    toasted and finely chopped pecans
Directions: 

Heat oven to 350 degrees
With a handheld or stand mixer, beat butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add flour and mix until crumbly.
Add pecans and milk, mixing just until mixture comes together.
Turn out onto floured surface, and roll into a log. Slice into ¼ inch slices.
Bake about 15 minutes or until golden. Let cool completely. Serve as is, or create sandwich cookies with pecan butter and your favorite jelly.