Pecan Sandies - Melt in Your Mouth

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 12 mins

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.


  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.
Most Helpful

These are delicious cookies! I added milk chocolate chips to part of the batch, but the cookies are terrific without. Thanks so much.

tednjoc July 27, 2015

god bless america these are AMAZING!!!I im not a fan of pecans so i substituted chocolate chips about a half a bag. Soooooo good my husband is bring some to work.

trinity2010 December 12, 2013

I made these a couple days ago and they are wonderful. I followed the recipe exactly and the results were . . Perfection! Thanks for sharing.

mamamain February 27, 2013