He and I liked cooking more than baking. Thank goodness I have a sister that liked baking more than cooking.
When we get together I cook, she bakes, that's fair isn't it?
- 1 c
- 2 c
- all purpose flour
- 2 stick
- butter, unsalted, softened
- 2/3 c
- powdered sugar
- 2 tsp
- real vanilla extract
- 1 tsp
- kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp
- baking powder
- 1 Tbsp
- turbinado sugar (raw sugar)
How to Make Pecan Sandies
- 1Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
- 2Spread nuts out in a layer on a jelly roll pan and bake them stirring occasionally, until they are well browned, about 10-13 minutes (they will smell toasted and nutty).
- 3Transfer pan to a wire rack to cool. When cool using a food processor, grind nuts with 1/4 cup of the flour. Set aside.
- 4Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until creamy and smooth, about 2 minutes. Add vanilla and beat well.
- 5Sift together remaining 1 3/4 cups flour, the salt and baking powder and then add to dough, mixing until just combined. Stir in nut mixture.
- 6Form dough into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at least 3 hours.
- 7Preheat oven to 325-degrees.
- 8Roll dough between two sheets of wax paper to 3/16 inch thickness.
- 9Cut into 1 inch squares. Sprinkle with turbinado sugar. Place them 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet (do not re-roll scraps).
- 10Prick twice with a fork and bake until pale gold all over, about 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.