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Pecan Sandies Recipe

Pecan Sandies Recipe

OUR GRANDCHILDREN go through these cookies like locusts in a wheat field! I always tell my husband to try hiding them when the grandkids come, but their little noses find them every time. -Martha Crowe, La Plata, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. YIELD:9 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans


  • 1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar; stir in vanilla. Add flour; mix on low until well blended. Stir in pecans; mix well. Chill for 30 minutes.
  • 2. Roll into 1-in. balls; place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until bottom edges are golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 213 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 103mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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talinaann User ID: 8549776 233467
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2015

"Thank you! I've been making this recipe for years, but lost my recipe box in a motor home crash. So happy to find it again! My sons eat these faster than I can make them!"

Julietokar User ID: 7843966 215597
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2014

"Have made these for yrs. sometimes add finely crushed pecans to powdered sugar and roll in this instead of just powered sugar, adds a little more crunch."

sunshinecookie User ID: 8156607 214803
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2014

"Batter very sticky, cookies flattened out! Waste of a lot of money!"

lvarner User ID: 35803 69859
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2014

"I have always loved these cookies! I sometimes add a little bit of grated orange rind to the dough for a different flavor. I usually roll them in sifted powdered sugar once the cookies have cooled. I don't always have cake flour and have substituted all-purpose flour with ok results."

Raygina User ID: 5647626 40761
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2013

"Over all I'd say this is a good recipe. It's moderately quick and the cookies came out nice. After I left it in the fridge for 30 minutes the dough was really sticky. I ended up making them drop cookies instead of rolling them."

mom120 User ID: 7049679 39529
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2012

"Very easy to double ( would recommend it).. roll them in confectioners sugar when they are out of the oven"

Puggs User ID: 7043682 40755
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2012

"I have Made this recipe for 30 years!!! My kids and grandkids LOVE them (and they actually are my favorite!) I have made them for family,church,work and 4-H and FFA events! they are always a hit!"

alex0jewels User ID: 6970771 14971
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2012

"i made these and they are SO good. they are my stepdads favorite and one of my top favorites. also i roll them in powdered sugar and they are so much better everyone shoud try them"

strabue User ID: 3379399 40409
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2009

"These are great, I've made them over and over again. My dad loves these pecan sandies!"

bkise User ID: 1402078 16201
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2009

"I roll mine in Powdered Sugar. Yummy"

margell corneau User ID: 2649060 40407
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2008

"My husband thinks these are better than commercial ones!"

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