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Grandma George


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Great gifts for giving
The perfect addition to any gift basket
Great idea for the holidays or any special occasion


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~ Chocolate Pecan Shortbread ~

1 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 t vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
1--12 oz pkg semisweet chocolate baking bits, divided
1 to 2 T milk
Chocolate Glaze (recipe below)

Preheat oven to 375F.
Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy;
blend in vanilla. Add flour and mix only until
blended. Dough will be stiff. Stir in pecans
and 1 cup baking bits. Press dough into 13x9
inch pan. Sprinkle top with 1/3 cup baking bits;
press lightly into dough. Bake 18 - 20 minutes
or until light golden brown. Drizzle with
Chocolate Glaze. Cut into bars.
Makes 24

~Chocolate Glaze~

Place remaining baking bits in a microwave proof
container; add 1 tablespoon milk. Heat 1 minute
on high. Stir until chocolate is completely melted
and mixture is smooth. add additional milk to reach
desired consistency. Pour mixture into a zipper
type plastic sandwich bag; close bag tightly,
removing all air. Snip a tiny piece off one corner
of the bag. Holding top of bag tightly, drizzle
glaze on shortbread in desired pattern.

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For gift giving package cookies in cellophane bag.
Tie with Christmas ribbon and small ornament. Add
gift tag. Can also be added to a gift basket.


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ENJOY!!

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