Sunday, April 4, 2010

SMS: Pecan Shortbread Cookies


This week’s Sweet Melissa recipe is Pecan Shortbread Cookies, though when I handed Josh one to try he asked if they were Mexican Wedding Cookies, which Melissa also compares them to. Whatever you want to call them, they’re incredibly yummy and I ate more than I intended to. They’re small, so it’s easy to do. We tried them plain and they were tasty, but the powdered sugar coating really makes the cookie. It’s also a wonderfully quick recipe to make, all done in the food processor. The one downside? The cookies are kind of messy to eat and you can easily end up with powdered sugar down your shirt or cookie crumbs on the ground.



We rated the cookies an 8 for Deliciousness and a 2 for Effort, for an EDR of 4. Many thanks to Lara of The Lab for selecting this excellent recipe. You can find the recipe here on Lara’s site and visit the SMS blogroll to see what the other bakers thought of this treat.

13 comments:

Nina said...

WOW, those looked like they were dunked in powdered sugar.

Looks good!

Heather said...

These look really good. Great job!

JoAnn Freda said...

Cookie crumbs on the floor? Isn't that what Eloise for? I'm sure she doesn't perceive crumbling cookies as a problem. The cookies look delicious.

Hanaâ said...

Those look delicious. I'm allergic to pecans to I skipped these. Seeing yours, I realize I could have made them with almonds too (which I can eat). I love mexican wedding cookies (or Russian tea cakes). I just love the buttery flavor and the crumbly texture. Glad it was a big hit!

Btw, I made the lemon coffee cake from BFAO over the weekend. It's awesome! I will be posting it tomorrow. How did yours turn out?

margot said...

@Hanaa, the coffee cake was great! I look forward to seeing your post about it.

Rosy said...

Your cookies just look perfect!! Mine didn't look quite so pretty - but they tasted yummy so disappeared anyway!! R xx

Melissa said...

These look delicious! I'm sure they're worth a little powdered sugar on the shirt!

spike. said...

messy and tasty- I agree!

Leslie said...

These look perfect! I bypassed the powdered sugar due to rolling issues, but now I really regret it.

Mara... said...

Oh, the powdered sugar is sooo pretty! Your cookies look amazingn!!

Tracey said...

Great photos Margot - your cookies look awesome! I loved how easy these were to make, even if I do hate washing my food processor :)

Mimi said...

They look perfect! I love that buttery crumbly texture.
Mimi

jillbert said...

They look fabulous! I love this type of cookie. Definitely messy though!