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Pecan Sandies Cookies

 Pecan Sandies Cookies
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
30 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • Additional confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • 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 at 300° for 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.
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.