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 User ID: 3443637 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 User ID: 6985945 143027
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2013

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

MsSherm User ID: 1004877 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 User ID: 1618152 65779
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2011

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

Ms V User ID: 5270653 148976
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2010

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

llee2 User ID: 1416610 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 User ID: 2577595 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 User ID: 3220784 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 User ID: 1517513 153469
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2009

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

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