Bourbon Pecan Shortbread Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- ½ cup butter, softened
<br>- ½ cup confectioners' sugar
<br>- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
<br>- 1 tablespoon bourbon
<br>- ¼ cup chopped pecans
<br>- 1 cup all-purpose flour
<br>- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: Grind the nuts with 1/2 cup flour in a food processor.  Pulse on and off till the nuts are ground to a fine crumb.  Add the rest of the flour and the cornstarch.  Pulse to mix.
<br>step 2: In a separate bowl, cream the butter or margarine.  Mix in the confectioners' sugar, vanilla, and bourbon.  Work in the flour mixture.  Knead the dough until smooth.
<br>step 3: Lightly spray your shortbread pan, or an 8 inch round pan, with a vegetable oil spray.  Firmly press the dough into the pan, working from the center out.  Poke the shortbread all over with a fork.
<br>step 4: Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 35 minutes, or till lightly browned.  Let cool for 10 minutes in the pan.  Loosen the edges with a knife, and flip the pan over onto a cutting board.  Tap lightly to loosen from pan.  Cut into serving pieces while still warm.
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Ingredients
- ½ cup butter, softened
- ½ cup confectioners' sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon bourbon
- ¼ cup chopped pecans
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch

Directions
step 1: Grind the nuts with 1/2 cup flour in a food processor. Pulse on and off till the nuts are ground to a fine crumb. Add the rest of the flour and the cornstarch. Pulse to mix.
step 2: In a separate bowl, cream the butter or margarine. Mix in the confectioners' sugar, vanilla, and bourbon. Work in the flour mixture. Knead the dough until smooth.
step 3: Lightly spray your shortbread pan, or an 8 inch round pan, with a vegetable oil spray. Firmly press the dough into the pan, working from the center out. Poke the shortbread all over with a fork.
step 4: Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 35 minutes, or till lightly browned. Let cool for 10 minutes in the pan. Loosen the edges with a knife, and flip the pan over onto a cutting board. Tap lightly to loosen from pan. Cut into serving pieces while still warm.

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