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Cranberry Pecan Sandies


  • 1 package (15.6 ounces) cranberry-orange quick bread mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 30 to 36 pecan halves
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 to 4 teaspoons orange juice


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the bread mix, butter, egg and orange juice. Stir in chopped pecans. Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with the bottom of a glass coated with cooking spray. Press a pecan half into center of each cookie.
  • 2. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks. In a small bowl, whisk confectioners' sugar and enough orange juice to achieve desired consistency.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 129 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 90mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


Average Rating: 4.533333
  • Sarayp
    Dec 31, 1969

    I love that these are easy, and they look beautiful. I wasn't wowed by the flavor though. They were a little plain.

  • Suzihomemaker
    Dec 31, 1969

    These are absolutely delicious!! Great for cookie swap or anytime!

  • MsSherm
    Dec 2, 2012

    I've made these simple, tasty cookies for the last 3 years, everyone that tastes them falls in love. Try this recipe, you'll be glad that you did!

  • katha53
    Dec 6, 2007

    These are one of my regular 'must make' holiday cookies. Delicious.

  • Ms V
    Oct 6, 2010

    To llee2, a constructive criticism is good, yours was too much and rude

  • llee2
    Mar 11, 2010

    I made this exactly as stated and used Pillsbury brand quick bread. They absolutely do not need 1/2 cup of butter. Even mixing the batter you can see it is too much. These have a good taste except for overly greasy. 1/4 cup of butter would be perfect and not affect the quality or flavor. I threw out the 2nd half of the dough b/c I felt like I was serving my husband a heart attack on a plate.

  • catlover285
    Jan 18, 2010

    My favorite flavor combination is cranberry and orange so I had to make these cookies. Now that I've tried them they are probably my favorite cookie ever!! They are awesome.I have made them a few times and I have taken them to work. everyone loved them and I had to pass out the recipe. You have to make them! I used a krusteaz muffin mix because my grocery store didn't have the quick bread mix.

  • hair4u
    Nov 15, 2009

    I made these the first time and won a cookie contest at work , They are great for something really different THANKS ,Teresa

  • fastlane1958
    Oct 15, 2009

    These cookies are awesome. Wonderful blend of flavors & very pretty when finished.

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