Brown Sugar Pecan Shortbread

2 cups all-purpose flour (unbleached)
1 cup pecan pieces
Pinch salt
1 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup dark brown sugar

Grind flour, pecans, and salt in food processor, to almost fine powder consistency. Set aside. (I add the pecans a little at a time to maintain some nut pieces in dough). Cream butter and sugar together until smooth. Add the flour mixture, bend in well. Gather dough into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap for at least 3 hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Line cookie sheet with parchment paper (sometimes I forget this step, doesn't seem to matter).
Roll out dough to 1/4" thick on a lightly floured surface. cut into shapes or just rounds with 1" cookie cutters. gather scraps and repeat process until all dough is used up.

Place cookies on sheet and bake until lightly colored, 20 - 25 minutes. Recipe says it makes about 50 cookies, I never get more than 36.

Source of recipe: Wolvie