Pecan Sandies

JM Avallone


I know everyone makes these cookies I have been making them for the last 30 years this has become the only gift my brother wants for Christmas if you have not tried them, do


★★★★★ 2 votes

4 dozen balls
30 Min
10 Min


  • 1 c
    unsalted butter
  • 3/4 c
    powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp
    real vanilla extract
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 c
    ground pecans
  • 1 tsp
  • ·
    powdered sugar for dredging

How to Make Pecan Sandies


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F do not grease the pan
  2. Cream together butter and sugar at medium-high speed until light and fluffy. Add vanilla, flour, pecans and salt. Blend well.
  3. Gather dough into a ball, wrap and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  4. Scoop and roll dough into small teaspoon-sized balls and place on a non-stick baking sheet about an inch apart. Bake for 8–10 minutes until barely golden. Remove, let sit for 1 minute then gently dredge cookies in powdered sugar. Cool completely and recoat.
  5. I want to note here a few things, I roll the balls after being refrigerated for a while and just keep the balls in a container for later use, this year I made 100 crazy right, I also have never rolled the balls after resting out of the oven for a minute then coated again I feel this is an unnecessary step as they coat just fine with one coating but if I made fewer I might do this extra step. I have also ground the pecans very finely and at times with a small ruff chop they are a bit dryer with the finely ground version but still very good with a ruff chop you do get the bite of a pecan which very appealing still not sure which I prefer. I also sift my powderd sugar

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About Pecan Sandies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids
Hashtag: #pecans

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