Sunday, April 4, 2010
SMS: Pecan Shortbread Cookies
I am a shortbread nut. Seriously. Which is strange because there's been past random recipes where I've cut the servings in half because of all the butter and then I have no qualms about making shortbread or owning a cookbook called "The Great Big Butter Cookbook" (no lie, check it out for yourself.). Clearly, I am a conflicted fan of butter.
Today's recipe for the Sweet Melissa Sundays blog group was picked by Lara of The Lab (thanks, Lara!) and it is good. Overall, easy to assemble although my first attempt got messed up because I was yakking on the phone with my sister and over measured the butter which I didn't find out until after the cookies had baked into a crumbly puddle of flour. But I, when faced with homemade shortbread, was not to be thwarted so I hung up, remeasured and got a very decent dough by hand because I didn't want to have to wash the dishes in order to use the food processor.
The only major changes I made was to pat the cookies into my mini pans so I could try to pull off shortbread slices and to sprinkle the tops with my penzy's cocoa mix to give it a bit of a chocolate kick. And considering my tendency to procrastinate on baking until the last minute, I actually made a big change by making the recipe in advance...I feel like I've made a culinary breakthrough.Although I only got one shortbread wedge out of the pans...the two others weren't having any of it and refused to come out of the pan but that might have been the pan and not the recipe.
But I gotta say...it was yummy. Loved it!