Chocolate Chip and Pecan Shortbread

    30 minutes

    This recipe makes a very large batch so it's ideal for occasions like Christmas. Another good idea is to substitute toasted coconut for the pecans.

    40 people made this

    Makes: 96 biscuits

    • 500g butter, softened
    • 2 cups icing sugar
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
    • 1/2 teaspoon coconut essence
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 4 cups plain flour
    • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
    • 1 cup toasted pecans, chopped
    • 3 tablespoons icing sugar

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and icing sugar. Beat in the vanilla and coconut essences and salt. Add flour one cup at a time, mixing well after each. Stir in the chocolate chips and pecans. Roll the dough into 3cm balls and place them 5cm apart onto an ungreased baking tray. Flatten with a fork dipped in icing sugar.
    3. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven until light golden brown. While biscuits are still warm from the oven, dust with the remaining icing sugar.

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    OMG! These cookies are incredible! I made these for my husband for our 1st wedding anniversary and put them tucked inside a cookie box with tissue paper and a note since for the first anniversary the theme is paper. I hope he enjoys these. I snuck a couple and they taste like something out of a bakery! I cut the recipe in half and used almond extract instead of coconut. I also used walnuts instead of pecans. For the chips I used dark chocolate then melted the rest to do various decorations that you'll see in my picture. Fabulous recipe that I'll definitely do again at Christmas to give to neighbors and relatives.  -  18 Sep 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I hate to rate a recipe when I have to make alterations to it, but I didn't have nuts so I used extra choc chips and almond extract instead of coconut - turned out awesome. I did burn my first try, but that could be my tempermental oven, I used parchment paper for the rest of them. This is a very versital easy recipe - you could change the mix-ins and extracts. It's a keeper!  -  10 Jul 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Ohhhhhhh YUM! The cookies are soooo good! My hubby & 3 boys loved them, and I'm having a very hard time restraining myself from eating all of them! I did however, substitute almond extract for the coconut, and the almond subtley comes through. Will have them baking in my house during the holidays!!!  -  14 Nov 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)