Pecan Sandies Cookies (Gift Mix in a Jar)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

Gift jar directions at bottom of the recipe - add onto a recipe card and attach to the gift! Or skip the gift making and indulge yourself with this treat!! NOTE: This recipe is to be prepared one QUART size wide mouth canning jar and will yield 3 dozen cookies.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Creating the Gift in a Jar:
  2. Wash and thoroughly dry a 1-quart wide-mouth canning jar.
  3. Layer the ingredients in the jar as listed above starting with the sugar, flour, baking powder, toffee bits and then pecans - make sure to press firmly with a flat bottomed object after each addition; make the layers as level as possible.
  4. Secure the lid and decorate as desired; attach the instructions for making these cookies found below.
  6. Additional ingredients to be added by the recipient: 1 cup butter, softened, 2 egg yolks and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract.
  8. Preheat oven to 325.
  9. In a large bowl, blend the butter, egg yolks and vanilla extract.
  10. Add the contents of the jar, and stir until well mixed.
  11. Roll the dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and place on an ungreased baking sheet, spacing the cookies about 2 inches apart.
  12. Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until the edges are light brown in color.
  13. Allow to cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to wire racks and cool completely.
  14. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 10 days.


Most Helpful

Made this up in jar - it is easily layered and looks great. Guess you could say I gifted myself as made up the cookies as trial run ... and yes they are indeed gift worthy. Thank you Rose - have added it to my Holiday Cookbook.

Gerry December 20, 2008

Made for Aus/NZ Twelve Days of Christmas Recipe Swap. I didn't make these for a gift, but as an addition to my dozens of Christmas cookies. These run a real close second to the real thing - in other words they were wonderful. I was able to make these gluten free using my gluten free cookie flour mix (soon to be posted). Thanks for posting this recipe Mom2Rose.

LARavenscroft December 15, 2008

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