I discovered my love for shortbread (and making it) over the holidays. Everything to make a batch should be in your pantry, if not, you're living like a caveman. Ryan is working a 16 (!!) hour day today so I thought I could win the girlfriend of the month/year/lifetime award and have one of his fave cookies waiting for him when he got home. That, and I am feeling slightly under the weather and am experience what is called "cabin fever". I wanted to put a mini twist on the original recipe so I decided to make a shortbread crumble cookie.
2 cups flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups UNSALTED butter
1 cup apricot preserves
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped pecans or nut of choice (that's what she said....sorry mom)
Mix in butter until mixture sticks together.
Spread 1 cup apricot preserves over dough in pan.