Pecan Sandies Cookies
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min./batch + cooling
Makesabout 5 dozen
- 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.
Nutrition Facts2 each: 239 calories, 18g fat (8g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 124mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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Jan 21, 2020
I have been making his type of cookie for 30 years. Let me help out the recipe a little. 1lb. Butter - softened, 1 C. sugar, 5 C. flour, 2 egg yolks, 1 t. vanilla ext. 1 C. chopped pecans cream butter and sugar, add flour in 3 stages, add egg yolks, vanilla and pecans. If too stiff, add oil a Tbl at a time. Use # 70 scoop, bake 11-14 min at 350'. make sure bottoms are browned. Don't worry about tops. They will set as the cool. While still a little warm, toss or dust, in or with, powdered sugar.
Jan 20, 2020
I usually love your recipes because they're simple yet very delicious. These cookies left me flat however. I followed the recipe but they turned out tasteless and the kind of doughy. Otherwise they were crisp and flakey just like you expect pecan sandies to be I needed to adjust the recipe I'll see if it turns out any better if not I have to look elsewhere darling that doesn't mean I won't come here for any other recipes just not this one. PS I added about a half cup regular cane sugar, and a dash of sea salt, and I'm cooking them at 350° Fahrenheit for 15 minutes I'll let you know. God bless.
Dec 15, 2019
I don’t understand where I went wrong, I followed the recipe to a T, yet my husband is still in the bathroom rinsing his mouth out as he cannot get the horrible taste out. Where did I go wrong? He said it taste like wet flour.
Nov 27, 2019
I took the pecan sandies to a Christmas party and after rave reviews, everyone wanted the recipe. Plan to do again this year.
Dec 11, 2018
Made these multiple times for family and friends. We all love them!
Apr 16, 2018
Great recipe! Instead of using my fingers to flatten I placed a small square of parchment paper on top of the cookie and pressed down with the bottom of a glass; no sticking and they look more like packaged cookies.
Feb 22, 2018
I have seen recipe with powdered sugar in it and also white sugar. Can anyone tell me which would give me the crumbly "sandy" texture like store bought sandies ?
Jan 13, 2018
Jan 11, 2018
Great cookie, easy to make.
May 7, 2017
wonderful recipe...similar to what I have been making many years; but better. I am amazed that there are people who use this review space to demand their cultural name for these cookies which are made in many countries and cultures and regions of the US and are known for their regional names. Please just review the recipe for the rest of us!