Let’s talk about buttery, nutty crispy and crunchy, that’s the only way to describe our decadent Pecan Sandies. These cookies are melt in your mouth delectable. Sure to become a must on your dessert table. When I make these tasty treats, I have to beat the not so little hands of my kids away from the cooling tray. You can be more gentile with your friends and family.
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It’s Christmas cookie week, celebrating amazing recipes and a fabulous giveaway. I’m quite serious about my cookie baking and enjoy this week a lot. Don’t forget to check out some of my other favorites that my Dad says are sinfully delicious, Rugelach, Spritz Cookies, Italian Rainbow Cookies.
It’s hard to pick a favorite cookie because quite frankly, I love them all. I will say these are up there in favorites because they are a great cookie for a newer baker too.
I get asked for recipes a lot from people just starting out in the kitchen. Everyone should have a few easy cookie recipes. Pecan Sandies are perfect because they have just a few ingredients and everything comes together quickly.
If you haven’t used either of their products, I have links below to purchase from them. Millicans pecans are absolutely amazing. Adams Extract, I have been using for a long time and I love every one of their products.
Pecan Sandies Ingredients
- chopped pecans – well these are Pecan Sandies, so we need to add them. However, they do add a nice sweet crunch.
- unsalted butter – adds moisture to the cookie
- white sugar – sweetness and develops browning in the cookie.
- brown sugar – aids in giving height and browning in the cookie.
- egg – binds the cookie.
- vanilla – adds flavor.
- salt – a little boost of flavor.
- all-purpose flour – binds the cookie
Tips to making Great Pecan Sandies
- Use unsalted butter that softens so it will cream easier.
- Have your egg at room temperature so they blend easily.
- Use care to measure flour correctly.
- Follow the directions as baking is not as forgiving as cooking.
Pecan Sandies FAQs
Can I use salted butter to make these cookies?
Sure, but then don’t add the salt, you may over salt the cookie.
Can these dough be frozen prior to baking the cookies?
Absolutely. At the point where you refrigerate the cookies, instead, 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.
How long will Pecan Sandies keep after they are baked?
These cookies keep in a sealed storage bag on the counter for about 5 days.
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How to Make Pecan Sandies
- Cream butter until smooth.
- Beat in sugar, until fluffy. Then, add egg and vanilla.
- Mix in pecans and flour.
- Roll into a log about 1 1/2 inches thick. Wrap in wax paper and refrigerate 4 hours to overnight.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Remove wax paper, slice into 1/2 inch slices.
- Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes.
- Let cool on a cooling rack.
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- 1 cup butter
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract use Adams extract for best results
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup chopped pecans use Millican pecans for best results
- 2 cups flour
- In a large mixing bowl, cream butter until soft.
- Blend in sugar until fluffy.
- Mix in the egg and vanilla extract.
- Blend in the pecans.
- Gently mix in the flour.
- Remove dough and roll into a log.
- Cover with a piece of wax paper and refrigerate for 4 hours to overnight. (see notes if you want to freeze the dough for later)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Remove dough from the fridge and discard the wax paper.
- Slice the cookie dough into 1/2 inch slices.
- Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake for about 12-15 minutes. Cookies will be golden.
- Remove from the oven. Let cool slightly. Transfer to a cooling rack to finish cooling.
- Store in a storage bag or tin for up to 5 days.
Thank you to Ellen of Family Around the Table and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures for hosting #ChristmasCookies Week! And a huge thank you to our sponsors Adams Extract and Millican Pecan for supporting the bloggers and events like Christmas Cookies Week.
Check out today’s cookie recipes:
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Browned Butter Cookies with Browned Butter Frosting by Daily Dish Recipes
- Chewy Hazelnut Oatmeal Cookies by Food Above Gold
- Cinnamon Pecan Snowball Cookies by The Spiffy Cookie
- Pecan Sandies by Everyday Eileen
- Oatmeal Pecan Cookies by Creative Southern Home
- Kipplens AKA: Pecan Snow Balls by Hardly A Goddess
- Salted Chocolate Pecan Cookies by Cookaholic Wife
- Eggnog Snickerdoodle Cookies by Cheese Curd In Paradise
- French Toast Snickerdoodles by Love and Confections
- Snickerdoodle Sandwich Cookies by Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
- Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti by Sweet Beginnings
- White Chocolate Cranberry Shortbread Cookies by Red Cottage
- Cream Cheese Red Velvet Thumbprint Cookies by Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice
- Dark Chocolate Orange Crinkle Cookies by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Iced Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Cookies by Family Around the Table
- Iced Molasses Cookies by Palatable Pastime
- Eggnog Crackle Cookies by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Gluten Free Hungarian Rugelach by Frugal & Fit
- Lemon Sponge Tassies by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Peppermint Madeleines by Books n’ Cooks
- Raspberry Shortbread Cookies by Blogghetti
- Speculoos (Belgian Spice Cookies) by Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Prize 1 – Millican Pecan Tower of Treats Gift Tins
Originally founded as the West Texas Pecan Nursery in the late 1800’s, Millican Pecan is now in 5th generation ownership. Located in San Saba, TX, the family continues the tradition of pecan farming while also branching the business into the online world. The family also enjoys educating people about pecans. One winner will receive The Tower of Treats Gift Tins. The tower includes 3 decorative gift tins stacked on top of each other. The bottom tin includes our 2 lb. Chocolate Pecan Sampler, the middle tin is our Flavored Pecan Sampler and the top tin is an 8 oz. tin of Milk Chocolate Caramillicans (similar to Turtles). An $80 value.
Prize 2 – Adams Extract Prize Pack
Adams traces its beginnings back to Battle Creek, Michigan, when John A. Adams began making and selling his Green Plant Sarsaparilla extract, Adamur, in 1888. In 1905, he moved his family to Beeville, TX. At the time, most vanilla sold to pharmacies and was often labeled “Do not bake or freeze.” John A. Adams’ wife yearned for a flavoring that wouldn’t bake or freeze out. He announced that he could produce a better vanilla than the one his wife was currently using. Working with just $6.71 worth of materials on top of an old icebox, John A. Adams discovered the formula he wanted. To test this product, his wife whipped up a cake for the family to try. “John, this is the BEST flavoring I have ever used,” she announced. “Well, that’s old man Adams BEST,” he responded.
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Two (2) winners will be selected. The prize packages will be sent directly from the giveaway sponsors. Bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Winners have 24 hours to respond once notified by email, or they forfeit the prize and an alternate winner will be chosen. The #ChristmasCookies bloggers are not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize packages. Bloggers hosting this giveaway and their immediate family members living in the household cannot enter or win the giveaway. Entries will be verified. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter giveaway and contest is open only to US residents. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter or any other social channel mentioned in the #ChristmasCookies posts or entry. Thank you to our sponsors Millican Pecan Company, and Adams Extracts and Flavorings for providing prizes.