Making Ginger and Pecan Shortbread for Christmas

It is only a few days until Christmas. Now is the time to do some last minute baking. These little Shortbread shapes are very easy to make. A fun Christmas activity to do with the family!

Ingredients:
1/2 cup of pecan nuts, toasted and chopped.
125 grams of unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup of caster sugar
1/2 cup of Buderium Naked Ginger, chopped.
1 cup of plain flour
1/2 cup SR flour
About 1 tablespoon of milk (if needed)

1. Preheat oven  to 160c
2. Spread the pecan nuts onto a lined baking tray
3. Toast the nuts in the oven for 3 minutes
4 Once the nuts are toasted remove from oven and allow to cool.
5.  Beat the butter and the sugar until light creamy.
6. Cut up the Ginger and pecan nuts. Add them to the creamed butter.
7. In a second bowl measure and sift the dry ingredients.
 Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix using a knife, until a dough forms. If the mixture is still a little crumbly when you have finished mixing in the flour, add a little milk.
8. Use cookie cutters to cut the shortbread into shapes. Place similar sized shapes together and bake for around 15-20 minutes until slightly golden.

Happy Baking,
Melissa

1 comment :

Girlie Blogger said...

Yum! I can smell the goodness already.

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