Pecan Sandies

Pinit

Once again, I felt the need to use up some of my stockpile of pecans. We loved the pecan tassies, but this time I thought I’d make something even simpler – pecan cookies! These were super quick and easy – my favorite kind of recipe!

I’ve never made pecan sandies before. Mr. Herb and I debated over a glass of milk why they were called “sandies”. My understanding was that they had kind of a sandy texture – more like a shortbread cookie. He said he always thought they were named after someone called Sandy 🙂

I’ll let you all be the judge!

All I know is that my family (excluding Sister Spice, who still refuses to eat nuts) gobbled these cookies up after dinner one night. In fact, I was told to put them away before we ate every. single. one.

Pecan Sandies Recipe

Recipe adapted from Allrecipes.com

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • Extra whole pecans for decorating

Ingredients for Pecan Sandies Cookie Recipe

Recipe Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, whisk together the softened butter, vegetable oil, sugar, and confectioner’s sugar until smooth.

Whisk in the eggs and vanilla. Then add the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt, beating together until well mixed. Then stir in the pecans.

Roll into 1-2 inch balls of dough, then press a whole pecan into the top of each one.

Pecan Sandies Cookie Recipe

Bake for 10-12 minutes.

Pecan Sandies Cookie Recipe

Pinit

We give these cookies 4.5/5 herbs! They are buttery and delicious!

Pecan Sandies
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • Extra whole pecans for decorating
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the softened butter, vegetable oil, sugar, and confectioner's sugar until smooth.
  3. Whisk in the eggs and vanilla.
  4. Add the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt, beating together until well mixed.
  5. Stir in the pecans.
  6. Roll into 1-2 inch balls of dough, then press a whole pecan into the top of each one.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

 


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2 comments on “Pecan Sandies

  1. Yum. Yum. Yum. Love me some pecans. LOL–I’m with you, Mrs. Herb. I always thought the “sandy” part had to do with their texture. I even tried to look it up on google/wikipedia. No such luck. I couldn’t find anything describing how the name came to these fabulous little cookies.

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