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Pecan Sandies Recipe

Pecan Sandies Recipe

OUR GRANDCHILDREN go through these cookies like locusts in a wheat field! I always tell my husband to try hiding them when the grandkids come, but their little noses find them every time. -Martha Crowe, La Plata, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. YIELD:9 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans


  • 1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar; stir in vanilla. Add flour; mix on low until well blended. Stir in pecans; mix well. Chill for 30 minutes.
  • 2. Roll into 1-in. balls; place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until bottom edges are golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 213 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 103mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein

Reviews for Pecan Sandies

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Reviewed Sep. 26, 2015

"Thank you! I've been making this recipe for years, but lost my recipe box in a motor home crash. So happy to find it again! My sons eat these faster than I can make them!"

Reviewed Dec. 22, 2014

"Have made these for yrs. sometimes add finely crushed pecans to powdered sugar and roll in this instead of just powered sugar, adds a little more crunch."

Reviewed Dec. 13, 2014

"Batter very sticky, cookies flattened out! Waste of a lot of money!"

Reviewed Sep. 1, 2014

"I have always loved these cookies! I sometimes add a little bit of grated orange rind to the dough for a different flavor. I usually roll them in sifted powdered sugar once the cookies have cooled. I don't always have cake flour and have substituted all-purpose flour with ok results."

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2013

"Over all I'd say this is a good recipe. It's moderately quick and the cookies came out nice. After I left it in the fridge for 30 minutes the dough was really sticky. I ended up making them drop cookies instead of rolling them."

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2012

"Very easy to double ( would recommend it).. roll them in confectioners sugar when they are out of the oven"

Reviewed Dec. 18, 2012

"I have Made this recipe for 30 years!!! My kids and grandkids LOVE them (and they actually are my favorite!) I have made them for family,church,work and 4-H and FFA events! they are always a hit!"

Reviewed Dec. 4, 2012

"i made these and they are SO good. they are my stepdads favorite and one of my top favorites. also i roll them in powdered sugar and they are so much better everyone shoud try them"

Reviewed Dec. 16, 2009

"These are great, I've made them over and over again. My dad loves these pecan sandies!"

Reviewed Sep. 15, 2009

"I roll mine in Powdered Sugar. Yummy"

Reviewed Dec. 6, 2008

"My husband thinks these are better than commercial ones!"

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