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Pecan Sandies Cookies Recipe
Pecan Sandies Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Pecan Sandies Cookies Recipe

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Whenever Mother made these cookies, there never seemed to be enough! Even now when I make them, they disappear quickly. These melt-in-your mouth treats are great with a cold glass of milk or a steaming mug of hot chocolate. —Debbie Carlson, San Diego, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 30 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • Additional confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 239 calories, 18 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 124 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add water and vanilla; mix well. Gradually add flour; fold in pecans.
  2. Roll dough into 1-in. balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets and flatten with fingers.
  3. Bake 20-25 minutes or until bottom edges are golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. When cool, dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: about 5 dozen.
Originally published as Pecan Sandies Cookies in Taste of Home February/March 1994, p39

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 239 calories, 18 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 124 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Reviews for Pecan Sandies Cookies

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Reviewed Dec. 16, 2014

"I am rating these cookies solely on majority reviews I have read; I have not made these cookies myself (yet). As the nutritional facts show high numbers in most categories, can someone please come forward indicating what I can swap the butter and flour with to lower the numbers? Will assume the possible swaps will also lower the calories overall.

If someone knows of a similar recipe I can look into with lower numbers instead, I will appreciate the input. My husband is diabetic and does not really have a sweet tooth; so a recipe like this without the confectioner's sugar outer coating may be just right for him. I just need to lower the nutritional fact numbers a bit."

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Reviewed Dec. 12, 2014

"I used to make these years ago and called them "Mexican Wedding Cookies""

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Reviewed Dec. 11, 2014

"I just made these with Anise instead of vanilla, they are amazing!"

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Reviewed Dec. 11, 2014

"I agree, it doesn't matter what these are called. My grandmother made this recipe in the 1960's and it was called a pecan sandy. I have the same recipe that a friend gave me and it is called a Russian tea cake. Who cares? Just make and eat and enjoy, they are delicious."

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Reviewed Dec. 11, 2014

"I add mini chocolate chips when I make them."

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