16 Reviews

I made these great cookies for the Sweet December event & for my X-Mas food gifts for DH's family this yr. They were so delicious & a trip down memory lane as well since they were my Mom's favorite X-Mas cookie. I made 2 chgs w/o chg'ing the heart of the recipe. My DH is diet-restricted from nuts, so I left them out. My containers were round & each item layered in them, so I also chg'd the presentation. I patted the dough into half-inch thickness, used a circular cookie cutter to get a shortbread-type cookie, then generously dusted them w/powdered sugar & re-rolled the excess dough to repeat the process. It worked great for my plan. Thx for sharing this lovely recipe w/us.

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twissis December 26, 2014

These were so good. I have lots of memories of my Mom making these. Sorry there aren't many in the pic - but we scarfed up on these before the pic was taken. lol. Thanks, Lynn. These were delish and I will make them again. Made for Culinary Quest 2014.

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lazyme August 06, 2014

What a lovely cookie, I doubled the recipe and shared with friends and office colleagues, everyone loved them. I followed the suggestion of cooking on a lower heat (325), worked well for me. Thank you LLynn, lovely recipe, made for I Recommend tag game

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Karen Elizabeth March 27, 2013

These are so good, they melt in your mouth. I served them on my holiday goodie plates this year. I have to say the yield of 48 is right on the money. Originally I rolled them too big and only got 23 or 24. But then I decided to cut each one in half and they were a much more attractive size. Thanks Lavender Lynn!

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averybird December 30, 2012

Love it, Love it, Love it!! these cookies are a hit and home run, i had to make 3 batches because my kids kept stealing them, but thats ok, my Christmas cookie plates still had plenty for everyone. thanks for sharing ( if there was a 6 star choice i would have selected it)

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Simplysuz1 December 13, 2009

These were marvelous. I used 1/2 margarine and 1/2 butter which turned out fine. Mine were a little larger than 1" I guess, because I only got 33. Because they were big, I was worried they'd get too brown on the bottom before they were fully baked, so I followed Seasoned Cooker's suggestion to bake at 325. They were perfectly done at 23 minutes. Thanks for sharing this new keeper recipe!

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appleydapply November 16, 2009

SO GOOD! Just make a batch of these to throw on a cookie tray. Remind me of Sandies (one of my favorites). My BF keeps sneaking into the kitchen to grab a bite.

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Bekah49036 December 23, 2008

I remember this recipe growing up as Nut Puffs, but regardless of the name the taste is the same. These are a quickly disappearing holiday cookie. Thank you for posting a long lost recipe!

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AmyZoe December 14, 2008

These are some of my favorite cookies. I made them with my cooking class that I teach. Most of these girls have never even seen a measuring cup, so we had fun. They LOVED them! Made for ZWT 4!

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Sarah in New York June 15, 2008

Awesome cookie!!! These were always known around our house as Pecan Sandies, and there was never a Christmas gone by that I didn't make these for my cookie trays when I made them. They are sweet and buttery and loaded with nuts with just the most delicious taste. One of my "Faves" for sure! Linda

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