- 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
- Preheat oven to 300°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add water and vanilla; mix well. Gradually add flour; fold in pecans.
- Roll dough into 1-in. balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets and flatten with fingers.
- 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.
Reviews for Pecan Sandies Cookies
"Disappointed that the Taste of Home website does not seem to be smartphone friendly. I was unable to pin this recipe to Pinterest."
"Part of the Christmas baskets for friends and neighbors. Everyone loved them."
"these remind me of those Danish wedding cookies that comes in the pink box and that is $3.99 at walmarts!"
"I have looked all over for this recipe! These were truly amazing. My husband, a HUGE fan of pecan sandies, loved them. I had to make 2 batches to have enough for my office cookie exchange."
"I make them every year but I use walnuts chopped small, roll when warm, then roll again when cooled."
"All you ladies who are such "experts" on these cookies need to learn how to be polite to other bakers. These cookies are pecan sandies because they have pecans in them. Mexican Wedding cookies or Cresents can be made with either and can be rolled in powdered sugar or drizzled with chocolate (yummy). Please stop being so mean, its just flour and sugar ladies, not some life or death thing. If you made this recipe, please rate it and review it. If you did not make it just like the recipe, please do not send in your opinion.Please be respectful of each other."
"i normally like these cookies, but i thought this recipe was way too dry. by the end of the batch, they were turning to just crumbs. probably won't make this recipe again. but, the flavor of them was good. it could be possible that i need to try a different kind of butter and just cut back on the flour and nuts. not sure i like them enough to do much experimenting."
"I made these instead of my usual "snowballs" as one of the 5 different cookies for my cookie gifts this year. They are excellent! I definitely will be making them again next year. Thanks for the recipe! I did increase the oven temp to 350 degrees. and rolled twice in confectionery sugar. Once while warm and once after they cooled."
"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."