Pecan Sandies - Melt in Your Mouth

READY IN: 27mins
Recipe by Missy Wright

These are light sandies, they almost melt in your mouth. This recipe makes a bunch, perfect for pot luck or Christmas cookie platters. You can add semi or white chocolate chips to mix it up.

Top Review by LoneStarLori

These are so light and easy to make. It's a good thing this makes nearly 100 cookies, because they were almost 1/2 gone when my husband found them. I added a few white choc chips and that put them over the roof. I did not roll in sugar because after a test with and without, I found the sugar made them a little to crunchy and sweet. Not bad, just not what I think of in a pecan Sandie. The only reason i didn't give 5 stars was because they were SO delicate, they fell apart easily.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, vegetable oil, 1 cup of white/granulated sugar and confectioners sugar until smooth.
  3. Beat in eggs one at a time.
  4. Add vanilla. Stir until blended.
  5. Combine flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt.
  6. Stir into the creamed mixture. Mix until completely blended.
  7. Mix in the pecans.
  8. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and roll each ball in remaining white sugar.
  9. Place cookies 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. (you may top each cookie with a pecan half if you like).
  10. Bake for 11 to 13 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are golden.
  11. Remove from cookies sheet to cool on wire racks.

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