Monday, February 10, 2014

Faker Pecan ShortBread

I am the host for this month's Home bakers Challenge . The theme i chose was "American Food Holidays" for the month of January. I had suggested 6 interesting baked goodies with the dates. Isn't it interesting to celebrate a day  for what we bake and it is a great way to enjoy the food as wel .

January 6 - National Shortbread day .
January 16 - National Fig Newton day.
January 21 - National Granola Bar day.
January 22 - National Blonde brownie day .
January 23 - National Pie day .
January 29 - National Corn chip day .

As a host i had planned to bake all the recipes i suggested . I was soo busy the whole month baking so many cakes ( Click here to check my cakes ) and was not regular to update my blog as well . But  i will be baking everything as they are in my to-do list .

Now about the suggested recipe Faker Pecan Short bread , i was fascinated when i saw the name of shortbread in Yudhikayumyum's blog . The main reason for choosing this recipe was , as home bakers we will surely have the ingredients in our pantry around the year . 

Though the recipe i suggested was little confusing with gms / ml , i am happy to see few fellow bakers coming up with their recipes. So lets get to my version of the Faker Pecan Short Bread.

Thank you +Priya Suresh for letting me host last month .

Bake Timings : 15 - 20 Minutes
Makes - 7 cookies and 2 small cookies

Ingredients :                                                                                    

For the short bread :
All Purpose Flour - 1/2 Cup
Corn Flour - 3 TBLS
Icing Sugar -  31/2 TBLS 
Butter - 4 TBLS
Pecan  ( chopped ) - 1/4 cup
Vanilla Paste - 1/4 TSP
Milk - 11/2 TBLS ( till you a dough )

For the Chocolate Sauce Decoration :
Semi Sweet chocolate chips - 3 TBLS
Milk - 11/2 TBLS

Instructions :

- Pre - heat the oven at 350 F.
-  Mix all the dry ingredients together .
- Now add Vanilla paste and butter .Mix it with hands as we do for pie crust .
- Once the butter is mixed really well with the flour mixture add the  chopped nuts and milk and mix to form a dough .
- Spread a cling wrap in the counter and place the dough , press it to flatten it . Cover it with another cling wrap and roll it to the thickness you prefer .
- Cut it with a cookie cutter and arrange it in the baking tray .
- Bake it for 15 - 20 minutes .
- Allow it to cool completely , before pouring the chocolate syrup on top on the shortbread.

 For chocolate Syrup :

- In a heat proof microwavable bowl , add milk and chocolate chips and microwave it for 15 seconds . Give it a quick mix and microwave it again for another 15 seconds .
- Allow the chocolate mixture to cool completely  before pouring on top of the short bread.
- When the chocolate mixture is cooled completely , using a spoon , pour the chocolate on top of the shortbread .
- Serve it .
- If you are going to store it , allow the chocolate to set then store the cookies in a air tight box .

These shortbread are buttery , Crunchy with all the pecans in it. They really melt in the mouth .

  Early Valentines Day wishes to everyone . Bake this shortbread for you special someone  on valentines day.


  1. They look delicious. Thanks for hosting party!

  2. love the shortbreads ...they look delish ....

  3. wow such an fantastic cookies :) love the heart shapes and especially the last one :) thanks for suggesting this yummy cookies dear !!

  4. The hearts seem so genuine and the chocs dripped over is another take on.

  5. Yummy and inviting cookies, super delightful.

  6. these look absolutely good dear! my blondies will be ready by this week, will link in when done! :)

  7. perfect for a valentine! :) lovely cookies!

  8. These look tasty, but also so pretty.......thank you for sharing them. :) Gentle Joy

  9. A beautiful shortbread cookie! And the combination of chocolate with pecans sounds fantastic. Just perfect for Valentine's Day...

  10. HOLY scrumddidles! These just look perfectly gorgeous! I can't wait to get to baking!

  11. These are so pretty and I bet they taste delicious! They are the Spotlight of the Week, thanks for sharing at mix it up Monday :)

  12. So pretty! Thank you for linking up at Tasty Tuesdays! Your post has been pinned to my Recipes from Tasty Tuesday board. I can't wait to see what you link up next week!
    Have a terrific weekend!

  13. These look so yummy! Thanks for sharing. I'm visiting via "Wine'd Down Wednesday' linkup

  14. Love the drizzle of chocolate on top, very pretty. Thanks for linking up at Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again this weekend!

  15. So irresistible! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!

  16. Congratulations! Your amazing recipe is one of my features at this week's Inspire Me Monday party at Create With Joy!

  17. Your Shortbread looks awesome! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Food of The World!
    Miz Helen