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Push a plate of cookies and cake in front of me and I will always reach for the cookie first, especially simple and refined cookies like these pecan shortbread cookies. There aren’t many ingredients that go into it, so you definitely want to make sure to extract as much flavor as you can from the key components of this shortbread: the butter and the pecan.
Let’s start with the butter. I use Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter because it’s creamy and has a rich taste. For the nuts, make sure you skip buying them in the bulk bins since there is no real way to tell how fresh they are.