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Fudge-Filled Sandies

I dream of one day owning a cookie shop. Until then, I'll delight friends and family with my homemade concoctions. These cookies are like pecan sandies, but I've added a touch of delicious chocolate.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • Additional confectioners' sugar
  • FILLING:
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon shortening

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add flour to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in pecans.
  • Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Using the end of a wooden spoon handle, make an indentation in the center of each. Bake 18-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Roll warm cookies in additional confectioners' sugar; cool on wire racks.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Stir in corn syrup, water and shortening. Spoon or pipe into cooled cookies.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 189 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 80mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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  • Tash82
    Dec 23, 2013

    Made exactly as recipe states several times, come out perfect and almost as pretty as the picture.

  • mjrepaskyskea
    Dec 21, 2013

    Can't roll in powdered sugar if you use kiss on top!

  • rola
    Dec 20, 2013

    Made this recipe for our church - O MY did they go fast. And my husband who is very particular about sweets LOVED this - Just might be HIS favorite Christmas Cookies of all time. I also made this recipe with a moon shaped cookie cutter and drizzled the chocolate over them. This just melt in your mouth. Definitely adding to my recipe file.

  • grammadi323
    Dec 19, 2013

    or, use a hershey's kiss!

  • sanmcg
    Jan 2, 2012

    Found recipe in the 2008 cookie book. Have made it annually since. I absolutely love these cookies.

  • ppagac
    Dec 15, 2011

    Absolutely loved this recipe!!

  • palamino1
    Aug 20, 2010

    GREAT RECIPE!!!Word to the submitter: I also dreamed of my own shop to do weddig cakes and special desserts.I dreamed too long.Now I am 60 and disabled. GRAB YOUR DREAM WHILE YOU CAN.

  • RenaeR
    May 21, 2010

    Ever since making this cookie recipe a couple of years ago, I have always wished to make them again, as they were so good. They were very well liked to the last cookie. :)

  • 1mlabanics
    Dec 10, 2009

    I made these as part of baked goods gifts I will be giving out and I'm glad I doubled it because my household is raving about them. I think I will be getting future requests for these!