Going Nuts About Pecan Pie Shortbread Cookies

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Did you know that the Pecan is the Texas state nut? In the Texas Hill Country, you can get some fantastic pecans for those pecan pies or for Pecan Pie Shortbread Cookies! These cookies are easy to make and are delicious; a great treat for a snack around the house, at the pool, or on those Texas daytrips in the beautiful Texas Hill Country.

A popular place to get your fresh Hill Country Pecans is from the Fredericksburg Pecan Company located at 711 E. Main Street, Fredericksburg, Texas. The Fredericksburg Pecan Company offers shelled pecans, pecan halves, pecan pieces, honey toasted pecans, praline pecans, chocolate amaretto pecans, chocolate toffee pecans and much, much more. Visit their site at for more information, and enjoy these delicious cookies!

Pecan Pie Shortbread Cookies

pecan cookies


Cookie Ingredients:

1 cup brown sugar, packed

¾ cup unsalted butter, softened

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking powder


Filling Ingredients:

1 cup Pecans chopped

½ cups brown sugar, packed

¼ cups whipping cream

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking trays with parchment paper, set aside.  In large bowl, beat brown sugar, butter, egg, and vanilla extract until creamy.  Add flour a baking powder into mixture and mix well.  Shape dough into 1 ¼ balls and place on baking tray setting 2 inches apart from each cookie dough ball.  Make an indention on each cookie with your thumb or back of a spoon.

PREPARE FILLING by mixing chopped pecans, brown sugar, whipping cream and vanilla extract in a small bowl.  Fill each cookie indention with filling with a teaspoon.  Bake for 8-12 minutes or until lightly brown.  Cool for one minute before removing from cooking sheet.  Enjoy these great cookies with a glass of milk or your favorite beverage.

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