Toffee Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Toffee Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Toffee Pecan Shortbread Cookies - simple, perfect buttery shortbread cookies filled with chunks of toasted pecans and peppered with toffee bits. An ultimately decadent shortbread recipe.
Course Cookies/Bars
Cuisine North American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 48 cookies
Calories 148 kcal


  • 2 cups unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups roughly chopped toasted pecans
  • 1 cup toffee bits I use Skor bits
US Customary - Metric


  1. Cream together the butter sugar and vanilla until very light and fluffy.
  2. Gently fold in the flour and salt until the dry ingredients are almost completely incorporated.
  3. Add the toasted nuts and toffee bits and work into a soft dough.
  4. Form the dough into four 2 1/2 inch wide logs.
  5. Wrap the dough logs in plastic wrap and chill for a several hours but preferably overnight. (Note: This dough will be fine in the fridge for several days if you want to bake off the cookies a few at a time as needed.)
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees when ready to bake the cookies.
  7. Using a very sharp serrated knife, in a slow sawing motion, cut 1/4 inch slices of dough from the log and place 2 inches apart on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  8. Bake for about 15-18 minutes until the bottom edges are noticeably golden brown.
  9. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Store in an airtight container. These cookies also freeze very well.
  11. You can also drizzle these with melted white chocolate if you like.

Recipe Notes

Total time does not reflect chilling time for the dough. Add several extra hours or preferably make the dough a day ahead of baking them.

This recipe is also quite large because it was developed for Holiday baking wit the intention of baking plenty to freeze. The recipe is easily halved if you'd like a smaller batch.

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

Nutrition Facts
Toffee Pecan Shortbread Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 148 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 25mg 1%
Potassium 30mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 4.8%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 0.7%
Iron 3.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.