Traditional Toasted Pecan Sandies

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Dianne Hocut

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These easy, buttery, and delicious sandies are a tradition at the Hocut house during the holidays because we have access to relatives with mature pecan trees! These loaded with pecan sandies are a favorite with everyone and they keep for up to 3 months in the freezer if you have to do your holiday baking a little early. Enjoy, Di!

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Serves:
About 50 cookies
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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1 c
butter, softened
1/2 c
powdered sugar
1 Tbsp
water
1 tsp
vanilla extract
2 c
all purpose flour
1 1/2 c
pecans, chopped, toasted, cooled
1 c
powdered sugar for rolling

How to Make Traditional Toasted Pecan Sandies

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees and toast the pecans for about 10 minutes. Set aside and cool.
  • 2In a large mixing bowl beat butter on high for 30 seconds with a mixer. Add the 1/2 cup powdered sugar. Beat until combined. Add the water and vanilla extract. Beat in the flour and cooled, toasted pecans. If you cannot continue with the mixer, use a wooden spoon. Cover the bowl and chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
  • 3When the dough is easily handled, shape into 1 inch balls. Place 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for about 15 minutes or until the bottoms are light brown. Transfer to a wire rack and cool.
  • 4Place the 1 cup of powdered sugar in a large bowl and toss to coat the balls. Cookies keep at room temperature for about 3 days. Or, layer between waxed paper and store in a airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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About Traditional Toasted Pecan Sandies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom
Hashtags: #easy, #nutty, #BUTTERY, #festive




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