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[The Cookie Elf] Refrigerator Pecan Shortbread: Easy to Chill and Slice (and SO Good)
March 03, 2020
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Cookie Recipe of the Week: Refrigerator Pecan Shortbread - Easy to Chill and Slice

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Refrigerator Pecan Shortbread is a fantastic recipe to prepare ahead and then slice and bake just before you’re ready to serve.

The cookies are simple to mix together and then easy to cut and bake. You can store the dough in your fridge for a couple of hours – say, mix it together in the morning and then bake them later in the day – or overnight when you mix the dough together and let it chill while you sleep, baking it the next day.

You can even make the dough ahead on a Monday and bake it on a Wednesday as long as you seal the plastic wrap tightly while it chills in the fridge. (You don’t want the dough to dry out.)

The slicing part is easy, too, when you use a long knife (like a serrated bread knife.)

Prep time: 5-10 minutesChill time: 30 minutes-2 daysBake time: 15-20 minutesMakes about 3 dozen shortbread slices

Get the full recipe for Refrigerator Pecan Shortbread … and check out our Refrigerator Cookies Pinterest board for more fun ideas for refrigerator cookies.

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That’s it for now. See you next time!

Happy baking,

Kathy, The Cookie Elf

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