Monday, May 23, 2011

Pecan Sandies

I wanted to share with you one of my mom's favorite cookies. 

One of them, mind you, cause she is a cookie monster!  She loves snacking on cookies...always has them in the house...but this one is a favorite.  Pecan Sandies!

She loves pecans.  Pecans, pecans, pecans.  Pecan pie, pecan bars, and pecan sandies!!  My uncle in Texas had a pecan tree and he would send us fresh pecans every year...heaven!  So mom knows pecans.  (In fact, she still sends me store bought pecans LOL!)

These cookies satisfy that certain craving she gets for something sweet.

So here's a tribute to one mom's favorite cookies.  Bake some and share them with your family and friends.  They will LOVE you!

These are simple to there is only 6 ingredients.  Here we go.

In a large mixing bowl beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Add your vanilla and salt.  Mix well.  Use good vanilla, it will make a difference in the taste of your cookie!

With the mixer going, slowly add the flour.  Mix until well combined.


Fold in chopped pecans.  Ruff chop is good.

Dough will appear crumbly.  Pull it together with your hands.

Mike dough balls of 1 1/2" round and place them on a cookies sheet about 2" apart.

Flatten the balls slightly.

Bake about 13 min.  Watch them closely!  They will me!

Super duper easy....super duper tasty!!! YUMM!

Pecan Sandies

1/2 c (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 c golden brown sugar
1 3/4 t vanilla extract
1/4 t salt
1 c all purpose flour
1 c pecans, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add vanilla and salt. Mix well.  With mixer on low, gradually add flour, beating just until combined. Fold in pecans.
Roll dough into 1 1/2-inch balls, and place on two baking sheets, 2 inches apart. Lightly flatten each ball.
Bake until cookies are golden brown, 13 - 15 minutes. Transfer to wire racks, and cool.


  1. those look so simple but, such a flavor punch! thanks for sharing, love this. your blog is always so fun :)

  2. Oh - pecans sandies were one of my favorite cookies growing up! Delish!



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