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Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread cookies melt in your mouth. I've never come across anyone who doesn't like them. These buttery treats are irresistible. 
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Shortbread Cookies
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 2 sticks butter softened
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Mix all ingredients with mixer until very crumbly. Take your hands and shape into a ball and put in refrigerator until solid enough to pinch off a piece and flatten on a hard surface. Cut out shapes with cookie cutters.
  • Bake on greased cookie sheet at 350 degrees about 25 minutes. Just before removing from oven turn on broiler for about 45 seconds and let brown on top.