Cranberry Pecan Sandies Recipe
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Cranberry Pecan Sandies Recipe

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Teresa Jarrell of Danville, West Virginia shares these delightfully delicate, crisp cookies with pecans, cranberry and a hint of orange.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES:34 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES: 34 servings


  • 1 package (15.6 ounces) cranberry-orange quick bread mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 30 to 36 pecan halves
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 to 4 teaspoons orange juice

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 129 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 90mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein .


  1. In a large bowl, combine the bread mix, butter, egg and orange juice. Stir in chopped pecans. Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with the bottom of a glass coated with cooking spray. Press a pecan half into center of each cookie.
  2. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks. In a small bowl, whisk confectioners' sugar and enough orange juice to achieve desired consistency. Yield: 2-1/2 to 3 dozen.
Originally published as Cranberry Pecan Sandies in Simple & Delicious November/December 2006, p50

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Sarayp 76174
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2013

"I love that these are easy, and they look beautiful. I wasn't wowed by the flavor though. They were a little plain."

Suzihomemaker 143027
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2013

"These are absolutely delicious!! Great for cookie swap or anytime!"

MsSherm 143026
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2012

"I've made these simple, tasty cookies for the last 3 years, everyone that tastes them falls in love. Try this recipe, you'll be glad that you did!"

katha53 65779
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2011

"These are one of my regular 'must make' holiday cookies. Delicious."

Ms V 148976
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2010

"To llee2, a constructive criticism is good, yours was too much and rude"

llee2 148006
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2010

"I made this exactly as stated and used Pillsbury brand quick bread. They absolutely do not need 1/2 cup of butter. Even mixing the batter you can see it is too much. These have a good taste except for overly greasy. 1/4 cup of butter would be perfect and not affect the quality or flavor. I threw out the 2nd half of the dough b/c I felt like I was serving my husband a heart attack on a plate."

catlover285 65778
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2010

"My favorite flavor combination is cranberry and orange so I had to make these cookies. Now that I've tried them they are probably my favorite cookie ever!! They are awesome.I have made them a few times and I have taken them to work. everyone loved them and I had to pass out the recipe. You have to make them! I used a krusteaz muffin mix because my grocery store didn't have the quick bread mix."

hair4u 59986
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2009

"I made these the first time and won a cookie contest at work , They are great for something really different THANKS ,Teresa"

fastlane1958 153469
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2009

"These cookies are awesome. Wonderful blend of flavors & very pretty when finished."

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