Truly magical! A New Christmas Classic ~ Scrumptious old-fashioned buttery shortbread kissed with sunny orange zest, pecans and a whisper of spices topped with Sugar Plum Jam..

For the Orange-Pecan Spice Shortbread Cookies
2½ cups (310 grams) organic all-purpose flour, such as King Arthur Flour®
½ teaspoon fine-quality ground cinnamon, such as Penzey’s
¼ teaspoon freshly grated whole nutmeg
¼ cup (27 grams) finely chopped toasted pecans, see Notes
6 tablespoons (75 grams) granulated sugar or vanilla sugar, see Notes
1½ tablespoons freshly grated orange zest
1 cup (2 sticks/226 grams) salted butter, cut into small bits

For the Sugar Plum Jam & Sparkling Sugar Topping
Homemade or prepared Sugar Plum Jam, such as Stonewall Kitchen®, or favorite red jam, strained
Granulated sugar, for sprinkling
Sparkling white sugar, such as by King Arthur Flour®, for sprinkling.


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