Christmas Pecan Shortbread Cookies are classic American cookies enjoyed at holiday time!
Cream together butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
Add 1 cup chopped nuts.
Measure and sift together flour, cornstarch and salt.
Mix dry ingredients into butter-sugar mixture in mixing bowl with mixer set on lowest setting, or use hands and large spoon to mix.
Turn out on lightly floured surface and knead in flour until cracks appear on surface of dough.
Using small 1 inch scoop, make balls of dough.
Place on lightly greased cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with fork and press pecan into center of cookie.
Bake at 275 for about 20-30 minutes or until cookie is light golden color and cooked through. If the cookies spread while baking, use a small spatula and push the edges in to form a circle shape.