Cookies are very popular during the holidays but do you really need a holiday excuse to make/eat/give cookies? I don't think so.... and for this reason we should all make this delicious shortbread cookie, good for any occasion.
Buttery like most of shortbread cookies but with a kick from the orange zest and the demerara sugar that goes on top. Delicate but still firm enough to be wrapped which makes an excellent choice as a gift. Like I always say... butter and pork are the pixie dust from the kitchen! (no pork on this one please)
200g unsalted butter at room temperature (2 sticks)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tbsp orange zest
2 1/2 cups white flour
1 cup pecans or walnuts
2 tbsp Demerara or Turbinado sugar