Hi and welcome to Sweet Melissa Sunday! We are baking Pecan Shortbread Cookies today. This recipe was picked by Lara of The Lab. I was very excited to try this recipe. I usually bake things with chocolate, so that was different. AND I had leftover pecans from THIS cake...so I was ready to go!!!
Here are most of the ingredients...flours, butter, and chopped pecans.
The recipe said to use a food processor and mix it all up. Well...I don't have one so I used my pastry blender and tried to break up the butter and everything else. It didn't work all that well, but in the end the dough came together. I rolled it into balls, put on a parchment lined cookie sheet and into the oven. And I waited...and waited...the kitchen smelled heavenly! My kids ran downstairs to find out what was going on! The anticipation was killing us!! When the buzzer rang, I ran to the oven...to find this...
WHAT??????????? Want to see it again? From a different angle??
My husband asked, what are they supposed to look like? The flat ones or the round ones? He's SOOO funny!! Truth is...I have no idea. I've never made shortbread before. But the last step of the recipe is rolling the cookies in powdered sugar, so i'm pretty sure they are not supposed to look like you stepped on them. UGH!!!
I read and re-read the recipe to make sure I didn't leave anything out. And I didn't. I guess the hand pastry blender didn't do the trick. I'm not sure what happened this week, but it wasn't pretty. I only had one night to bake, so I didn't have a do-over night. I am looking forward to seeing all the other Bakers this week to find out what it was SUPPOSED to look like!!
Hope you are all having a Sweet Sunday and a nice Easter. Sorry I don't have something prettier for you to look at today!!