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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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    5 dozen

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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 Facts
1 cookie: 118 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 49mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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