Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

This has to be one of my favorite cookies! Sooo goooood.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pre-heat oven to 325.
  2. In a large bowl cream shortening, sugar and salt.
  3. Add the eggs and beat well.
  4. Slowly add the flour, baking soda and water.
  5. Add pecans to the dough and knead with your hands until pecans are well blended.
  6. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place on cookie sheet.
  7. Press down with a drinking glass.
  8. Cookies should be about 2 inches round, 1/2 inch thick.
  9. Bake for 25 minutes or until the edges are golden brown-watch the bottoms.


Most Helpful

These were great Pecan Sandies--better than those you buy in the package. I had to shorten the cooking time (maybe I should have lowered the heat). Only kept them in for 18 minutes. I pressed them with a cup dipped in sugar because they had a tendency to stick to the cup otherwise.

Sharlene~W March 13, 2002

The cookies were good - but something tasted like it was missing. Suggestions from friends were to go with butter flavored shortening instead of regular Crisco, and to add more sugar.

Quiet Man December 10, 2001

easy to make and a great texture, but a little bland. next time I will add more sugar and maybe a little vanilla instead of the water!

ilen January 15, 2008

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