Pecan Shortbread Easter Cookies
The recipe Pecan Shortbread Easter Cookies is ready in around 25 minutes and is definitely a great vegetarian option for lovers of Southern food. This recipe covers 2% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. One portion of this dish contains approximately 1g of protein, 9g of fat, and a total of 134 calories. This recipe serves 25. It works well as an inexpensive dessert. If you have sugar, pecan halves, salt, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. It can be enjoyed any time, but it is especially good for Easter.
Preheat oven to 350F. Toast nuts on a baking sheet until fragrant, 8 to 10 minutes, shaking sheet once halfway through.
Transfer to a bowl to cool, then chop finely.
Using an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat butter and sugar until light, about 3 minutes.
Mix in flour and salt on lowest speed until just combined. Stir in nuts. Divide dough into 2 portions; shape into 5-inch squares. Wrap in plastic; chill for at least 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 350F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment.
Let dough rest at room temperature until pliable enough to roll. On a lightly floured surface, roll out a square of dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Use a 3-inch cookie cutter to cut as many cookies as you can.
Transfer to baking sheets, leaving about 1/2 inch between each cookie. Set aside scraps. Repeat with remaining dough.
Combine scraps, re-roll and cut. If dough becomes too soft to roll, refrigerate briefly.
Bake cookies until dry on top but not brown, 10 to 12 minutes.
Let stand for 5 minutes on baking sheets on wire racks, then transfer cookies to racks to cool completely.
Recommended wine: Riesling, Sparkling Wine, Zinfandel
Southern works really well with Riesling, Sparkling Wine, and Zinfandel. In general, there are a few rules that will help you pair wine with southern food. Food-friendly riesling or sparkling white wine will work with many fried foods, while zinfandel is great with barbecued fare. The Weingut Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spatlese Number 5 with a 4.4 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 69 dollars per bottle.
Weingut Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spatlese Number 5