Our cookie jar is usually full of a different type of cookie each week! Pecan Sandies are one of my favorites, toasty pecan bits combined with a sweet, buttery flavor make up these cookies. A crisp and light cookie that is buttery and loaded with pecans! So good!
These cookies are great for any occasion, to make for a holiday cookie tray, bake sale, or just to fill your cookie jar each week.
Perfect as is straight out of the cookie jar or pair with a glass of milk or cup of tea.
I always like to make a variety of cookies throughout the year, then when the holiday season rolls around, I make them all up at once for cookie trays. These Pecan Sandies will definitely be included!
Pecan Sandies Recipe
1 3/4 C. flour
1/2 tsp. Clabber Girl Baking Soda
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 C. unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 C. brown sugar
1/2 C. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 egg, beaten
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 C. pecans, chopped
Mix together the flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar then set aside.
In another bowl, using a hand mixer or stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugars until fluffy.
Then add the vanilla, salt, egg and beat until smooth.
Slowly combine the flour mixture into the liquid mixture. Continue mixing with each flour mixture addition. The dough will be a thick so be sure to add flour mixture a little at a time.
Add the pecans and mix them in with a large spoon.
Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and lay out on an ungreased baking sheet. Using the end of a cup, flatten each dough ball to about 1/2 inch thick.
Bake at 350° F. for 12 to 15 minutes or until very lightly browned on the edges. Remove and cool.
Enjoy these Pecan Sandies anytime of the year!