Pecan Shortbread Bars

Pecan Shortbread Bars

div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-family: inherit;"I found a recipe years ago for Cherry Shortbread Cookies in a magazine and even though I had saved it, the magazine name had been torn off over the years. The base recipe called for most of the same ingredients listed below, with the addition of dried cherries instead of pecans, they used unsalted butter and added slightly more flour. /spanbr /span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-family: inherit;"br //spanspan class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-family: inherit;"I had always wanted to try making my own "Pecan Sandies" and used this to create Holiday Baking #3--Pecan Shortbread Bars. I have to say, that I wish I had doubled or even tripled this recipe because they are THAT good! I also LOVE the fact that there are only 4 ingredients...how easy is that?! I hope you enjoy these as much as my family did. /spanbr /span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-family: inherit;"br //spanbr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-GNA9JkDEfSo/ULzvqzUuNI/AAAAAAAAFpg/gxJwScUw2XM/s1600/Pecan+Sandies.jpg" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="214" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-GNA9JkDEfSo/ULzvqzUuNI/AAAAAAAAFpg/gxJwScUw2XM/s320/Pecan+Sandies.jpg" width="320" //a/divspan class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-family: inherit;"buPecan Shortbread Bars/u/b/spanbr /span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-family: inherit;"1 c. All-Purpose Flour/spanbr /span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-family: inherit;"4 oz. Salted Butter, chilled and sliced/spanbr /span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-family: inherit;"1/4 c. Granulated Sugar/spanbr /span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-family: inherit;"1/2 c. Pecans, finely chopped/spanbr /span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-family: inherit;"br //spanspan class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-family: inherit;"Directions:/spanbr /span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-family: inherit;"1. Add the flour, sugar and chilled butter to a food processor and pulse until the butter is chopped; then add in the pecans and pulse until it's mixed together. /spanbr /span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-family: inherit;"2. Add the mixture to a 8"x8" nonstick baking pan and press the dough into the pan.  /spanbr /span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-family: inherit;"3. Place the entire pan in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes (I had mine in there for about 30). /spanbr /span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-family: inherit;"4. Remove from the refrigerator and bake at 325 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until the sides start to turn a light brown. Allow to cool completely before cutting them into squares. Makes 25 bars. /spanbr /span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-family: inherit;"br //spanspan class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-family: inherit;"Enjoy!/spanbr /span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-family: inherit;"br //spanspan class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-family: inherit;"br //spana href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-whtztEb3cQ/ULzsoDN5oxI/AAAAAAAAFoQ/F8ejwB8Hmr8/s1600/tips.jpg" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="198" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-whtztEb3cQ/ULzsoDN5oxI/AAAAAAAAFoQ/F8ejwB8Hmr8/s200/tips.jpg" width="200" //aspan class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-family: inherit;"ibr //i/spanbr /span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-family: inherit;"iWhen making holiday cookie platters, I prefer to make my cookies much smaller than I normally would make them or how a recipe often calls for them. This allows you to add a wider variety to your platter and allows people to sample several different kinds. /i/spanbr /span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-family: inherit;"ibr //i/spanspan class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763;"iThese bars can also be frozen; however, I suggest you put them in some sort of stable container with an airtight lid so that they do not crumble in transport. /i/spanbr /span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-family: inherit;"br //spanspan class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-family: inherit;"br //spanspan class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-family: inherit;"br //spanspan class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-family: inherit;"br //spanspan class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-family: inherit;"br //spanspan class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-family: inherit;"br //spanspan class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-family: inherit;"br //spanspan class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763;"br //span/div

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