Lazy J Bar C

Lazy J Bar C

Monday, December 5, 2011

Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookies

These are my favorite, favorite, favorite cookies! I only ever make them during the Holidays and I usually only make one batch because I just can't stop eating them!! Did I mention that they are my favorite cookies?!? ;-)

I love shorthbread cookies anyway and with the brown sugar and pecans, these are just over the top!!

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup pecans, finely chopped

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Mix all ingredients together well, I use my hands. Roll out to 1/4-inch thickness. Okay, I'm going to make a plug for a fellow Farmgirl here because she has the most AMAZING product!!

Mary Beth at Oklahoma Pastry Cloth sells, well, pastry cloths! LOL!! She also has other items too! Several months ago, I ordered a pastry cloth from her and promptly stuck it in the cupboard with my rolling pin. After Thanksgiving, I was making some turkey noodle soup and wanted to make some homemade noodles so I figured I probably should get out the pastry cloth and use it, so I did. Where has this thing been my whole life?!? You just flour it up, NOTHING sticks and when you are done using it, just shake off the excess flour, roll it up, put it in a ziploc bag and stick it in the freezer! I have used it several times now for the noodles, for my Buttermilk Biscuits and now for these cookies. Go check out her site and see for yourself, she has a lot of info about them there.

Back to the cookies...roll out to 1/4-inch thickness and cut into desired shapes. I like moons and stars.

Place on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until edges are lightly brown. Let cool slightly before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Hey, did you notice the Yule Goat cookies? I was so excited to find a goat cookie cutter this past year so that I could make my own Yule Goat cookies this holiday season!

I have the beginnings of a whole herd! :) I'll tell you all about the Yule Goat tomorrow for Tuesday's Tails!

Linking to the Christmas Cookie Recipe Exchange at The Way Grandmama does it! :)


Carolyn said...

Yummy looking cookies, and a GOAT cookie cutter! Looking forward to the goat yule story.

dr momi said...

I've never hard of a Yule Goat...I'm waiting to hear the story.
And I've never used a pastry cloth but I'm going to check them out :-)

Alica said...

I LOVE shortbread cookies...will have to try these!

Candy C. said...

Carolyn Renee,
Tune in tomorrow...

I'm really impressed with the pastry cloth! :)

Hope you get a chance to try them, they could also be cut out as hearts for Valentine's Day!

Teresa said...

That recipe sounds divine, but I'm just so jealous of the goat cookie cutter. I have to share this with Mimi, and if you haven't ever met Mimi, you have to visit. ( She has her own wonderful Yule goat, Darla.

Teresa said...

I just saw The Goat Borrower in your blog list! It's about time goats got their due. :-)

Annie said...

Candy I will have to try this recipe! I like how there are not a lot of ingredients!



Michelle said...

I love short bread cookies and easy recipe. This has both!

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I can't wait to hear about the Yule Goat! I like the pastry cloth too.

Amy Dingmann said...

Looks great! I will have to check out the pastry cloth, looks like it works amazingly well. :) And I'm all for hearing about the Yule Goat... :)

Kristina said...

I have a daughter that would love to find a goat cookie cutter. That is so cute.

Candy C. said...

I think I found Mimi through Millie's blog and I love her! :)

I like easy and simple too!

I hope you get to try them! :)

Candy C. said...

I just learned about the Yule Goat last year!

Mama Tea,
The pastry cloth is a miracle! :)

Check out Hoegger Supply, that's where I got mine.

Kateri said...

I know my husband would love those cookies! I am going to scale back on baking this Christmas, though, cause I'm not eating grains right now. I may make a few for my husband, though.

simply heidi said...

Those look amazing. I'll have to try them!

Farmgirl Susan said...

These cookies look wonderful! I bet the brown sugar adds a great flavor. I love the goats. I don't care for pecans so I was thinking I could just make them without, but it would probably be safer if I did go ahead and put the nuts in. That way somebody else might actually get to eat some. ;)