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
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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 serving (1 each) equals 129 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 90 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g 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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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."

Reviewed Dec. 12, 2013

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

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!"

Reviewed Dec. 3, 2011

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

Reviewed Oct. 6, 2010

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

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