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Pecan Sandies

  • Author: Lynette
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 36 1x


Buttery and nutty homemade pecan sandies cookies recipe that makes the best crumbly cookie.



  • 1/2 Cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 Cup shortening
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1 3/4 Cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 Cup pecans, chopped


  1. Cream butter and shortening together.  Gradually add sugar and cream on medium speed for 2 minutes until light and fluffy.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together dry ingredients.  Gradually add to creamed sugar and butter mixture until fully incorporated. Stir in pecans.
  3. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least 1/2 an hour or up to 24 hours.
  4. Remove from refrigerator once cooled and roll into balls with a heaping tablespoon as your measurement.  Place on baking mat on cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.  Flatten to 1/3″ using a glass dipped in sugar.
  5. Bake 12 to 15 minutes in a 350˚F oven.


If you want little bite size pecan sandies, use a heaping teaspoon to measure dough and lower your baking time.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

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