Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Brown Sugar-Pecan Shortbread Cookies

While continuing to play catchup with the Tuesdays with Dorie group, I felt like making some shortbread today - conveniently, it's the first recipe the group did.

The pecan and brown sugar flavors were great in this recipe, and it was all very easy to put together with Dorie's instructions on shortbreads. I especially liked her hint to roll out the dough while in a one-gallon ziplock bag. Makes sure that all of the pieces come out square, and prevents a large mess, plus I was able to "roll" it with my fingers while watching the Lakers game.

I didn't have too much patience to wait 2 hours before baking it, plus it was getting fairly late, so after waiting an hour of the dough being in the fridge, I threw it in the freezer to harden pretty fast. 10 minutes later, I cut the pieces and pierced the dough with a fork before throwing it on some parchment paper and baking. They puffed up only slightly in size, and darked a little faster than Dorie warns, but still came out lovely. The whole house smelled pleasantly like sugar and butter. After cooling, I bit into one and found it to be nice and crumbly, but not at all dry.

Recipe: Baking: From My Home to Yours, Dorie Greenspan, pp. 126-127


Prudy said...

OOH- your cookies look amazing and I want that raspberry tart. Raspberries are FINALLY on sale this week and I promised my family that we could eat all things rberry!

Brown Sugar said...

What a wonderful picture, and how patient you must have been to form that square!
I can taste the cookies just by looking at them! :o)


Elle said...

Those look perfect! And I love the tip about the ziploc bag!

L said...

They look just like the picture in the book! I made these for the very first TWD (when it was just me), and mine spread out all over the pan. I havent had a chance to make them again, but I plan to. Even though they spread out, they were so freakin good!

Jules Someone said...

Mine totally collapsed and melted into odd circles. I found out after making them that they needed freezer time. I'm glad to see that that's what worked! Beautiful!