Pecan Sandies

READY IN: 35mins
Kim M.
Recipe by Kim M.

These cookies have been in my family for years. Christmas favorite.

Top Review by justcallmetoni

Looking for a snowball or wedding cookie to round out my holiday trays when I chanced upon this recipe. Loved the use of pecans instead of the more common walnut or almond. Initally my dough was was a bit dry but after chilling it firmed up nicely. The cookies themselves were wonderful rich but light and delicate. They were a bit oilier other similar so I might use one tablespoon of butter.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter and sugar. Add water and vanilla, mix well. Add flour and pecans, mix well. Chill for 2-3 hours.
  2. Shape into balls. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 325 degrees for about 20 minutes. Cool slightly; roll in powdered sugar.

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