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Pecan Sandies Cookies Recipe

Pecan Sandies Cookies Recipe

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 YIELD:30 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups butter or margarine, 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

  • 1. In a mixing 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 at 300° for 20-25 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. When cool, dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: about 5 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 239 calories, 18g fat (8g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 124mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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Angeliza29
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2018

"Great cookies!!"

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vewebber58
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2018

"Great cookie, easy to make."

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fhquilting
Reviewed 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!"

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Christine
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2016

"Disappointed that the Taste of Home website does not seem to be smartphone friendly. I was unable to pin this recipe to Pinterest."

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roomdznr
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2016

"Part of the Christmas baskets for friends and neighbors. Everyone loved them."

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235gbt
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2015

"these remind me of those Danish wedding cookies that comes in the pink box and that is $3.99 at walmarts!"

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soobee1515
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2015

"Butterballs?"

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tonyagj
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2014

"I have looked all over for this recipe! These were truly amazing. My husband, a HUGE fan of pecan sandies, loved them. I had to make 2 batches to have enough for my office cookie exchange."

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pointgloria
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2014

"I make them every year but I use walnuts chopped small, roll when warm, then roll again when cooled."

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Choc. lover
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2014

"All you ladies who are such "experts" on these cookies need to learn how to be polite to other bakers. These cookies are pecan sandies because they have pecans in them. Mexican Wedding cookies or Cresents can be made with either and can be rolled in powdered sugar or drizzled with chocolate (yummy). Please stop being so mean, its just flour and sugar ladies, not some life or death thing. If you made this recipe, please rate it and review it. If you did not make it just like the recipe, please do not send in your opinion.

Please be respectful of each other."

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