• 2 C coarsely chopped 'We Are Nuts' pecans
  • 1 C butter, softened
  • 2/3 C firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 C cornstarch
  • 2 C all-purpose flour
  • ¼  teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 12 oz package of semisweet chocolate morsels


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Bake pecans in a single layer shallow pan 8 to 10 minutes, stirring half way through.  Cool completely (15 minutes).
  2. Beat butter until creamy.  Stir together brown sugar and cornstarch; gradually add to butter, beating at low speed until well blended.  Stir together flour and salt; gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, beating at low speed until blended.  Add vanilla and 1 C pecans, beating a low speed just until blended.
  3. Turn dough out onto lightly greased baking sheet; pat dough into an 11 X 14 inch rectangle, leaving at least 1 inch border on all sides of baking sheet.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from baking sheet to a wire rack, sprinkle shortbread with chocolate morsels.    
  5. Let stand 5 minutes; gently spread melted morsels over shortbread. Sprinkle with remaining 1 C pecans, and let cool completely. Cut or break into 2 to 3 inch pieces. 

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