Pecan Sandies Recipe (2024)

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Let's talk about buttery, nutty, crispy, and crunchy Pecan Sandies that are so full of everything you want in a great cookie. These shortbread type cookies are melt-in-your-mouth delectable.

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❤️ Why you'll love this recipe

  • Pecan Sandies are perfect because they have just a few ingredients and everything comes together quickly.
  • These delightful golden brown pecan sandies are a classic cookie full of flavor.

Ingredients

  • chopped pecans - well these are Pecan Sandies, so we need to add them.
  • unsalted butter - adds moisture to the batter.
  • white sugar - sweetness and develops browning in the cookie.
  • brown sugar - another level of sweetness to the cookie.
  • egg - binds the cookie.
  • vanilla - adds flavor.
  • salt - a little boost of flavor.
  • all-purpose flour - binds the cookie

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Equipment

Instructions

This is an overview of the recipe. The full instructions are below in the recipe card.

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer using the paddle attachment or a large mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer with beaters attached, cream butter and sugar until smooth and fluffy, about 5 to 7 minutes. The mixture will be a pale yellow.
  2. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  3. Mix in pecans, flour, and salt.
  4. Roll into a log about 1 ½ inches thick. Wrap in wax paper and refrigerate for at least 4 hours up to overnight.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F/177°C.
  6. Remove wax paper from cookie dough and slice into ½ inch slices.
  7. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake for 12-15 minutes in the preheated oven
  9. Let cool on a cooling rack.

Storage

Keep the cookies in a covered airtight container on the counter for up to 4-5 days.

Freezer instructions: When following the instructions in the recipe card below, when the dough is refrigerated, instead, wrap the dough well in plastic wrap and place it into a freezer-safe bag. The dough can be kept in the freezer for up to 3 months.

When ready to bake, defrost the dough in the refrigerator. Then slice the cookies and bake them according to the recipe.

The dough logs can also be sliced and placed on a baking sheet in the freezer to flash-freeze the dough for about an hour and then placed in freezer-safe bags. The dough won't stick together in the freezer and slices can be removed and baked as needed.

Expert Tips

Expert Tip: Use room temperature unsalted butter so the dough will be easier to blend together.

  • Have your egg at room temperature so they mix easily.
  • Use care to measure flour correctly so the cookies will be perfect when baked.
  • Follow the directions as baking is not as forgiving as cooking.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use salted butter to make these cookies?

Sure, but then omit adding salt to the cookie batter. You may over-salt the cookie.

Can the dough be frozen prior to baking the cookies?

Absolutely. The dough can be refrigerated at the point when it should be refrigerated overnight.
Wrap the dough well in plastic wrap and place it into a freezer-safe bag.
The dough can be kept in the freezer for up to 3 months. When ready to bake, defrost, slice the cookies and bake according to the recipe.

Serving Suggestions

Enjoy Pecan Sandies with a tasty Caramel Macchiato for a tasty snack or dessert.

Pumpkin Spice Lattes would be a great pairing with these cookies.

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Pecan Sandies Recipe (5)

Pecan Sandies

Buttery, nutty and so absolutely delicious! These Pecan Sandies are easy to prepare and are always a hit. Perfect for family gatherings, Christmas cookie exchange, and pot lucks.

5 from 15 votes

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Course: Baking, Christmas Cookies, Snacks

Cuisine: American

Keyword: old fashioned pecan sandies, pecan sandies, pecan sandies recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes minutes

refrigerate: 4 hours hours

Total Time: 4 hours hours 27 minutes minutes

Servings: 18 cookies

Calories: 132kcal

Author: Eileen Kelly

Equipment Needed:

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl using a stand mixer with paddle attachment or an electric hand mixer with beaters attached, cream butter and sugar until fluffy and completely blended, about 5 to 7 minutes, the mixture will be a pale yellow.

  • Beat in the egg until blended, about 1 minute, and then the vanilla extract.

  • Fold in the pecans.

  • Gently mix in the flour and salt.

  • Remove dough and roll into a log.

  • Cover with a piece of wax paper and refrigerate for at least 4 hours up to overnight. (see notes if you want to freeze the dough for later)

  • Preheat oven to 350°F/177°C.

  • Remove dough from the fridge and discard the wax paper.

  • Slice the cookie dough into ½ inch slices.

  • Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 12-15 minutes. Cookies will be golden.

  • Remove from the oven. Let cool slightly. Transfer to a cooling rack to finish cooling.

Notes

Be sure to check Expert Tips and FAQs above with important tips and questions that can help make a delicious recipe.

Storage: Store in a covered airtight covered container or tin for up to 5 days.

Tips for Success:

  • Have your butter and eggs at room temperature for best results.
  • Use care to measure flour correctly.
  • Follow the directions as baking is not as forgiving as cooking.
  • You can freeze the dough once it is rolled. Wrap well in plastic and place in a freezer-safe bag. They can be kept in the freezer for up to 3 months. When ready to bake, defrost, slice the cookies and bake according to the recipe.

I do my best to provide the most accurate nutritional values. Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation. Actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and portion sizes.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 17IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg

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