Thursday, July 14, 2011

Cinnamon Pecan Shortbread

I was looking for a bar recipe that wasn't chocolate or any of my standards. My husband and my mom love shortbread so I decided to try this recipe I found in my favorite cookbook - Dining by Fireflies by the Junior League of Charlotte, North Carolina. I thought it was an amazing new recipe - if you like shortbread. The buttery richness was heavenly! AND - it was extremely easy - only 8 ingredients.

Cinnamon Pecan Shortbread (adapted from Dining by Fireflies)

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg, separated
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 300. Combine all ingredients except egg white and pecans in a large bowl. Blend until smooth and buttery. Press into a 9 x 13 pan. Brush top with egg white. Sprinkle pecans over dough and press down slightly. Bake for 30 min. Remove from oven and cut into small squares while hot. Leave in pan til cooled.


Julie said...

Mmm...I love a good shortbread, I'll bet this is awesome with all the cinnamon goodness :)

Julie said...

This looks so delicious! I love shortbread!! Junior League cookbooks are the best! Stay cool this weekend!

Unknown said...

Love that this has cinnamon in it!

Jessi said...

If you like pecans you should try this!
Pecan Crusted Chicken @ Bass Pecan Recipe Blog

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

these look amazing and for a girl who cant bakes these seem like something I can do.

scrambledhenfruit said...

Butter, pecans and cinnamon? How could this shortbread be any better! It looks really tender and delicious. :)

Kitchen Belleicious said...

Anything out if a junior league cookbook is bound to be amazing. I love shortbread and these look divine!