Holiday Shortbread Logs
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Holiday Shortbread Logs

Tender, rich shortbread is combined with a brandy glaze and pecans in this special holiday cookie.

45 min
1 hr 35 min



1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla


1 cup powdered sugar

1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/4 teaspoon brandy flavoring  

1 to 2 tablespoons hot water


1/2 cup chopped pecans


 *Substitute 1/4 teaspoon vanilla.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350ºF.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine all cookie ingredients in bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.

  3. STEP 3

    Shape dough into 1/2-inch balls; shape balls into 2-inch logs. Place 1/2 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

  4. STEP 4

    Bake 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

  5. STEP 5

    Combine 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon butter and brandy flavoring in bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often and gradually adding enough hot water for desired consistency.

  6. STEP 6

    Place wire cooling rack over waxed paper. Dip both ends of cookie into frosting, then into chopped pecans. Place cookies onto rack; let stand until set.


7Fat (mg)
15Cholesterol (mg)
55Sodium (mg)
10Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)


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  December 17, 2009

These were easy and delicious. When we ran out of nuts, we just dipped the ends in colored sprinkles -- they didn't taste quite as good, but the children gobbled them up feasts for the eyes.

— says JM
  December 16, 2009

Very easy to make and delicious.

— says SHARON
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