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Chocolate Pecan Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies

A soft buttery cookie topped with a roasted pecan and a chocolate drizzle is what makes these Chocolate Pecan Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies so perfect! These cookies are sure to be a crowd pleaser and they would make a terrific addition to a cookie platter or cookie swap!

Chocolate Pecan Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies

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How to make Chocolate Pecan Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies

Simple is the perfect way to describe how to make these cookies! There are only 6 ingredients total! To start, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Then, combine the flour, powdered sugar, butter and vanilla. Mix by hand, with a hand mixer, or stand mixer until well combined. You will not need any additional liquid for the dough.

Once the dough is mixed, divide dough into tablespoon-sized balls. It should be approximately 3 dozen. Then, place the balls on a baking sheet and top with a pecan. Press the pecan into the cookie.

Chocolate Pecan Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies

Bake cookies for about 13 minutes or until nut is roasted and bottoms of cookies start to turn lightly golden. Remove cookies from pan and let cool completely.

Once cookies are completely cool, melt the chocolate chips and drizzle over the cookies. If you want more chocolate go ahead and dip half of the cookie! Move cookies into the refrigerator to help chocolate set. When chocolate is set, cookies can be put on a platter or stored for later.

Chocolate Pecan Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies

Storage Tips for Cookies

Once the chocolate has set on these cookies you will want to store them at room temperature. Keeping shortbread in the refrigerator any longer will make it taste stale. Store these cookies in an airtight container with wax or parchment paper in between layers if you want to keep the chocolate from getting crumbs in it.

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Chocolate Pecan Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies

Chocolate Pecan Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Additional Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 53 minutes

A soft buttery cookie topped with a roasted pecan and a chocolate drizzle is what makes these Chocolate Pecan Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies so perfect!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tap salt
  • 36 pecans (raw and unsalted)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine flour, powdered sugar, butter and salt. Mix well by hand, with a hand mixer, or stand mixer.
  3. Divide cookie dough into tablespoon-sized balls. Roll and then place on baking sheet. Press a pecan into the top.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for about 13 minutes or until pecan is toasted and bottoms of cookies are slightly golden.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool completely on a cooling rack.
  6. Once all cookies are completely cool, melt chocolate and drizzle over cookies. If you want more chocolate, dip half of the cookie in chocolate.
  7. Put cookies in refrigerator for chocolate to set. Once set, remove from refrigerator and store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. To keep chocolate from sticking or getting crumbs in it, place a layer of parchment paper or wax paper in between layers of cookies.

Notes

If you prefer a different nut it can be substituted for the pecans. Also, any type of chocolate will work: semi-sweet, milk or dark.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 99Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 41mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g

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