Easy Pecan Sandies

cassie thornburg


I'm not a mom, but I am busy and I also love a good, homemade cookie! I found this recipe and had to make it and I'm so glad I did. It took me about 30 minutes from start to finish!! These cookies are full of toasty pecan flavor, and not too sweet. Just perfect in my book.



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15 Min
30 Min


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  • 1 stick
    unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar, packed
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 c
    pecans, coarsley chopped

How to Make Easy Pecan Sandies


  1. Preheat oven to 350 with racks in upper and lower thirds. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in vanilla and salt. Either by hand or with mixer on low, gradually add flour, beating until just combined. Fold in pecans by hand.
  2. Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls, and place on baking sheets lined with parchment paper, two inches apart, 8 to a sheet. Flatten slightly with palm of hand.
  3. I really like to use a small cookie/ice cream scoop when I make cookies - it helps to make them cook more evenly.
  4. Bake until cookies are golden brown, 15 -17 minutes, rotating pans halfway through baking. Transfer to wire racks to cool. Store in airtight container for 5 days.......if they last that long.


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About Easy Pecan Sandies

Course/Dish: Cookies, Other Snacks
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #cookie, #nutty, #toasty

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