HOMEMADE PECAN SANDIES

Very good melt in your mouth cookies. Makes a bunch.

Pecan Sandies are my favorite grocery store cookies. So I set out to see if I could duplicate them at home even though I don’t have a hollow tree!

After tweaking several recipes this is the one I finally felt was the absolute best one. I think it’s even better than the Elves efforts!

Whenever I get a pecan sandies craving from now on I’ll just dig out the cookie sheet and make my own. Sorry Keebler!

HOMEMADE PECAN SANDIES RECIPE

Homemade Pecan Sandies are my favorite grocery store cookies. So I set out to see if I could duplicate them at home even though I don’t have a hollow tree!

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks butter, unsalted (1/2 lb., softened)
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar, granulated
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar (sifted)
  • 2 eggs (large)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups flour, all purpose (500 gr.)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups pecans (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup sugar, granulated (for decoration)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter, vegetable oil, 1 cup white sugar and confectioners' sugar until smooth.
  • Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.
  • Combine the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture. Mix in the pecans.
  • Roll dough into 1 inch balls and roll each ball in remaining white sugar. Place the cookies 2 inches apart onto un~greased cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are golden. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.
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