DAY 7: Butter Pecan Shortbread
Rich buttery shortbread studded with toasted pecans. A simple, but delicious cookie perfect for dipping in hot cocoa!
For a nut-free traditional Scottish Shortbread, try this recipe:
DAY 4: Roasted Spiced Pecans
These slightly spicy nuts are my family’s very favorite snack. I make them all year round, at least once or twice a month.
And since this is a savory treat, not a sweet one, you can feel good about dipping into these all through the holidays!
Yield: 6 cups
6 cups (24oz bag) pecan halves
5 Tbs butter
2 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbs Sriracha sauce (adjust to taste)
1 tsp coarse kosher salt
¾ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp onion powder
½ tsp ground mustard
Preheat oven to 300°F. Line a large baking sheet with foil.
Place pecan halves in a large mixing bowl. Melt butter in a glass measuring cup or small bowl. Stir in remaining seasonings and mix well. Pour butter mixture over pecans and stir until pecans are well coated.
Spread pecans in an even layer on baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes; stir and bake for an additional 10-12 minutes. Allow pecans to cool on the baking sheet, stirring occasionally as they cool. Store in an airtight container.