Fudge-Filled Sandies Recipe
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Fudge-Filled Sandies Recipe

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I dream of one day owning a cookie shop. Until then, I'll delight friends and family with my homemade concoctions. These cookies are like pecan sandies, but I've added a touch of delicious chocolate.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • Additional confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon shortening

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 189 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 80mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein


  1. Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add flour to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in pecans.
  2. Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Using the end of a wooden spoon handle, make an indentation in the center of each. Bake 18-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Roll warm cookies in additional confectioners' sugar; cool on wire racks.
  3. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Stir in corn syrup, water and shortening. Spoon or pipe into cooled cookies. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Fudge-Filled Sandies in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p62

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Reviewed Dec. 23, 2013

"Made exactly as recipe states several times, come out perfect and almost as pretty as the picture."

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2013

"Can't roll in powdered sugar if you use kiss on top!"

Reviewed Dec. 20, 2013 Edited Dec. 23, 2013

"Made this recipe for our church - O MY did they go fast. And my husband who is very particular about sweets LOVED this - Just might be HIS favorite Christmas Cookies of all time. I also made this recipe with a moon shaped cookie cutter and drizzled the chocolate over them. This just melt in your mouth. Definitely adding to my recipe file."

Reviewed Dec. 19, 2013

"or, use a hershey's kiss!"

Reviewed Jan. 2, 2012

"Found recipe in the 2008 cookie book. Have made it annually since. I absolutely love these cookies."

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