Butter Pecan Shortbread

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This Butter Pecan Shortbread Recipe is an easy and delicious dessert recipe that you will want to try. Shortbread is an easy and delicious dessert recipe you can enjoy any time of year. The combination of butter, flour, sugar and pecans makes for a healthy snack ideas the whole family will love. Shortbread is an easy and delicious dessert recipe you can enjoy for breakfast with your coffee, or later in the day as a healthy snack ideas. This butter pecan shortbread recipe is an easy and delicious dessert idea that has lots of fresh pecans and a touch of almond extract that gives the recipe a bit of extra flavor.

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Butter is food that is made of solid dairy product by churning fresh or fermented milk or cream, to separate the butterfat from the buttermilk. Butter is used as a spread on plain or toasted bread products and as a condiment on cooked vegetables, as well as in cooking, such as baking, sauce recipes, and pan frying. Butter is made of milk proteins, butterfat, and water. Most often butter is made from cows' milk; butter can also be made from the milk of other mammals, including sheep, goats, buffalo, and yaks. Salt such as dairy salt, flavorings and preservatives are sometimes added to butter. Rendering butter produces clarified butter or ghee, which is almost entirely butterfat. The earliest butter recipe would have been from goat's milk or sheep milk; cattle are not thought to have been domesticated for another thousand years. An ancient method of making butter recipes that is still used today in parts of Africa and the Near East involves a goat skin that is half filled with milk and inflated with air before being sealed. The skin is then hung with some ropes on a tripod of sticks and rocked until the movement leads to the formation of butter. In the Mediterranean climate, unclarified butter spoils quite quickly unlike cheese.

Thank you to Sue for sharing this easy and delicious dessert recipe for butter pecan shortbread from The View From Great Island recipe site. Sue likes to try out new ingredients and techniques, reinventing the classic recipes, and hunting down the next great new flavor. She is passionate about taking back the kitchen and taking responsibility for what people eat. Some of the recipes you will find on the site include recipes with butter ingredients, recipes with roasted pecans, dessert recipes, easy and delicious dessert recipes, healthy snack ideas and more. You will also find main dish recipes, appetizer recipes, breakfast and brunch recipes, pasta recipes, lunch recipes, salad recipes, side dish recipes, vegetarian recipes and more. **

Nutrition Facts for: Butter Pecan Shortbread From The View from Great Island
Ingredients: Unsalted butter, brown sugar, almond extract, flour, oat flour, cornstarch, pecans.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 9 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 434, Calories from Fat 290, Total Fat 32.2g 50%, Saturated Fat 14.1g 71%, Cholesterol 54mg 18%, Sodium 148mg 6%, Potassium 122mg 3%, Carbohydrates 33.7g 11%, Dietary Fiber 2.8g 11%, Sugars 8.5g, Protein 4.7g, Vitamin A 13%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 3%, Iron 9%

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