Crisp, fine-crumbed pecan shortbread is a holiday classic and perfect for gift giving. When purchasing pecans or other nuts for baking, consider how they will be used. If nuts will be chopped, purchase less expensive "pieces," saving pricy pecan halves for recipes that feature whole nuts.
Prepare as directed, except drop dough by rounded teaspoons about 2 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake about 12 minutes or until tops are golden. Transfer to a wire racks; cool. Makes about 60 cookies.
Layer cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.