Mean Chef's Pecan Cardamom Sand Cookies

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. I an electric mixer cream butter, shortening, both sugars and vanilla until mixture is well combined.
  3. Sift dry ingredients together and add to mixer along with chopped pecans.
  4. Combine well.
  5. Either use a small portion scoop or roll pieces of dough into 1 - 2-inch balls.
  6. Arrange on parchment-lined sheet pan.
  7. Place a pecan half on top of each round, sprinkle with a little sugar and press down with the bottom of a glass to flatten to about 1/4-inch thick.
  8. Bake until very pale golden.
  9. Cool.


Most Helpful

The Cardamom really adds another layer of flavor in these yummy cookies. This was a real pleaser with my whole family and I will be using this recipe often for sure!

Beep Beep Momma's Taxi June 26, 2010

As a devoted fan of anything pecan and most things cardamom I had to try these. They turned out very nicely- I had intended to time them so that I could post a baking time, but they smelled so good that all sensible thought deserted me. My only complaint is that the recipe doesn't make more! A double batch will definitely be in order the next time I make them.

Scout33 June 06, 2008

These are a pecan sandie-type cookie with a twist. Both the texture and the flavor is wonderful. Next time, I will probably put the sugar on the tops of the cookies before pressing the pecans on. The sugar seemed to want to just roll off the pecans. Otherwise, I wouldn't change a thing. Thank you!!

Vino Girl October 28, 2006

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