Jewish Shortbread Cookie Pie

Jewish Shortbread Cookie Pie

This delicious Jewish Shortbread Cookie Pie is a perfect recipe for the holiday season!  Soft nutty flavour with a sweet and cinnamon-y topping!

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Today I have something really fun happening!  I’ve come together with a group of food bloggers to each share a delicious holiday cookie recipe with you!  So welcome to this very special Canadian Cookie Collaboration between the Canadian Food Creatives and the Canadian Christmas Cookie Exchange!  I hope you can find some delicious recipes for your holiday season!

For this cookie exchange I decided to share my recipe for Jewish Shortbread, but with a twist!  I made a cookie pie using the fantastic Nordic Ware Sweet Snowflakes Baking Pan!  I try to make Jewish shortbread every year because it’s one of my favourite Christmas cookies…you could always find this classic crescent shaped cookie on Grandma’s cookie plate…I always loved that they were covered in cinnamon sugar!

Jewish Shortbread Cookie Pie

But instead of making individual crescent shaped cookies, I decided to make this cookie pie with Grandma’s recipe for Jewish Shortbread. To make this cookie pie, I just pressed the cookie dough into this special shallow pan, then baked it for about 45 minutes.  I thought preparing it this way would be a nice twist on Grandma’s classic recipe, and it was!

Jewish Shortbread Cookie Pie

I’m really happy with how this cookie pie turned out!  I love the soft nutty flavour of the ground pecans, with the sweetness of the cinnamon sugar mix on the top.  Classic Christmas cookie flavour!  These cookies are rich and delicious, and you might want to cut them into smaller pieces…or not.

Jewish Shortbread Cookie Pie

And how pretty does it look out of this pan?  So lovely.

Jewish Shortbread Cookie Pie

I really liked using this pan for cookie baking and I plan on making a classic shortbread cookie pie with it.  I think next time I would make sure to press the dough a little harder into the pan for better snowflake definition.  Anyway, it was delicious!

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Jewish Shortbread Cookie Pie

Ingredients

Jewish Cookie:

  • 1 cup butter at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup finely ground pecans
  • 1 2/3 cups flour
  • pinch salt

Topping:

  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar, until it is smooth and fluffy.
  3. Add vanilla, and miix.
  4. Add the ground pecans, flour and salt. Mix well.
  5. Light grease an 8x8 baking pan (I am using the Nordic Ware Sweet Snowflakes Baking Pan)
  6. Press the cookie batter into the pan. You may find the batter sticky, so use a piece of saran wrap over your fingers to help you spread the batter evenly.
  7. Bake for 40 - 45 minutes, or until the edges are soft golden brown.
  8. While the cookies are baking, mix together the cinnamon and sugar. Set aside.
  9. After the cookie pie has finished baking, let it sit in the pan for about 10 minutes, then turn the large cookie onto a plate, and generously sprinkle the top with the cinnamon sugar mix.
  10. Let cool completely.
  11. Cut into pieces and serve!
  12. Enjoy

Jewish Shortbread Cookie Pie

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Now let’s visit some fantastic Canadian Bloggers for more holiday cookie recipes:

Holiday Cookie Recipe Ideas

Have a very Merry and delicious day!

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 Disclosure:  Thank you to Nordic Ware for providing the Nordic Ware Sweet Snowflakes Baking Pan that I used to make this fun and festive Jewish Cookie Pie!  All opinions and thoughts about this pan are my own!  It’s a super fun way to make cookies!
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22 Comments

  • Reply maria December 1, 2016 at 11:16 AM

    This looks like the perfect treat to have during the holiday season. Great idea to use the pan. Wonderful twist for a classic recipe. Thanks for sharing Jo-Anna 🙂

  • Reply Laura @ The Bluenose Baker December 1, 2016 at 1:04 PM

    I’ve never heard of Jewish Shortbread but classic shortbread is a holiday staple around here. I have a shortbread mold I need to try out and this recipe looks perfect!

    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife December 1, 2016 at 5:47 PM

      Classic shortbread is a staple here too, SO delicious! Happy cookie baking!

  • Reply The Finer Cookie/Kim December 1, 2016 at 2:38 PM

    Hhmm. Pecans, cinnamon and sugar. These are my favourite flavours. I would love to put these on my Christmas list. Beautiful mold too. Great post.

  • Reply Evelyne CulturEatz December 1, 2016 at 2:56 PM

    OK no only does this cookie sounds awesome, I want that Sweet Snowflakes Baking Pan! It is great. hanks for sharing this recipe

  • Reply Barb December 1, 2016 at 7:23 PM

    OH my gosh! brilliant!

  • Reply Vicky Chin December 1, 2016 at 9:23 PM

    Lovely cookies ! Love your baking pan, I want one too ! It’s like a instant makeover for cookies….lol ! I think cinnamon sugar just makes everything better ! It was a great round-up ! Thanks for sharing !

    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife December 2, 2016 at 8:22 PM

      Thank you Vicky! A pretty pan certainly makes holiday cookies just a little more fun doesn’t it!

  • Reply Samantha | My Kitchen Love December 1, 2016 at 11:17 PM

    These are simply beautiful! I love that you took a fairly common recipe and turned into a stunning recipe by using a different pan. Brilliant.

  • Reply Kacey @ The Cookie Writer December 2, 2016 at 11:24 AM

    I love that pan!! What a beautiful dessert! All that sparkling cinnamon 🙂

    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife December 2, 2016 at 8:23 PM

      Thank you Kacey! Everything tastes better with sparkly cinnamon! 😉

  • Reply GiGi Eats December 2, 2016 at 1:11 PM

    This girl is seriously drooling. I would NOT be able to get my mouth AWAY from those delicious cookies! I would eat the WHOLE pie!

  • Reply Amanda from Peppers & Pennies December 2, 2016 at 1:20 PM

    These are some of the most elegant and unique cookies I ever did see! How wonderful to be able to use a family member’s recipe at such a special time of year, too. Lovely addition to the collab!

  • Reply Diana L. December 3, 2016 at 9:46 PM

    I absolutely adore your cookie pan, they make the cookies so pretty. Shortbread is a staple at Christmas time and I look forward to trying a new recipe.

  • Reply Taylor December 5, 2016 at 10:58 AM

    Hold up, let me get this straight – cookie. pie.?! This sounds and looks absolutely amazing Jo-Anna!!! I clearly need to get one of these baking pans. It was such a pleasure participating in this cookie exchange with you! Now I just have too many recipes on my Christmas cookie list to make this year… hehe

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