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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Tash82 User ID: 4130589 43759
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2013

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

mjrepaskyskea User ID: 4584968 74435
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2013

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

rola User ID: 4125455 79529
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."

grammadi323 User ID: 4618440 27566
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2013

"or, use a hershey's kiss!"

sanmcg User ID: 4522473 87194
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2012

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

MY REVIEW User ID: 3461944 100552
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2011

"Absolutely loved this recipe!!"

palamino1 User ID: 5179485 28438
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2010

"GREAT RECIPE!!!Word to the submitter: I also dreamed of my own shop to do weddig cakes and special desserts.I dreamed too long.Now I am 60 and disabled. GRAB YOUR DREAM WHILE YOU CAN."

RenaeR User ID: 4266811 79528
Reviewed May. 21, 2010

"Ever since making this cookie recipe a couple of years ago, I have always wished to make them again, as they were so good. They were very well liked to the last cookie. :)"

1mlabanics User ID: 2511229 40905
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2009

"I made these as part of baked goods gifts I will be giving out and I'm glad I doubled it because my household is raving about them. I think I will be getting future requests for these!"

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