Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Preparation info
  • Makes about


    wafers, 1¼ x 3 inches
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Mrs. Witty's Monster Cookies

By Helen Witty

Published 1983

  • About

Plain-Jane in looks, anything but plain in flavor if you really and truly appreciate pecans. A sifting of confectioners’ sugar is a neat finish, not a gilding of the lily.


  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ½ cup confectioners’ (10X) sugar


  1. preheat the oven to 325°F, with an oven rack in the center position.
  2. In a mixing bowl (using a wooden spoon) or in the large bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter until soft. Beat in the confectioners’ sugar until the mixture is fluffy, then the