Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck
Hands-on Time
30 Mins
Total Time
2 Hours 40 Mins
Yield
Makes 2 1/2 dozen

These buttery Bourbon-Pecan Snowflakes make for well received holiday gifts and party nibbles.

How to Make It

Step 1

Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating until smooth. Stir in pecans, bourbon, and vanilla until blended.

Step 2

Stir together flour and next 2 ingredients. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, beating at low speed until blended.

Step 3

Divide dough in half; flatten each into a disk. Roll each disk to 1/4-inch thickness between 2 sheets of wax paper. Transfer dough, in wax paper, to a baking sheet; chill 1 hour.

Step 4

Preheat oven to 350°. Working with 1 portion of dough at a time, remove top wax paper; cut with a 3-inch snowflake-shaped cutter, rerolling dough scraps once. Place 1 inch apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets.

Step 5

Bake at 350° for 14 to 16 minutes or until edges are golden. Cool on baking sheets 1 minute; transfer to wire racks. Cool completely. Store in airtight containers.

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