Sand Drops

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by ElaineAnn

Another one from Mom's recipe box. A rich buttery gem of a cookie!

Top Review by Lainey39

A buttery rich chocolate chip cookie! Very good, ElaineAnn. I used finely ground pecans to disguise the nuts from my one son. I had to use mini-M&M chocolate candies in place of the chocolate chips because my store did not have the mini-chocolate chips. After the first batch, I did reduce the baking time down to 12 minutes because they got a little too crisp around the edges. I actually got three dozen good-sized cookies out of this. I also think these cookies would be delicious even without the chocolate chips - kind of like a pecan sandie. Thanks for sharing, ElaineAnn.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 12 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 14 cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 12 cup pecans, finely chopped
  • 1 (6 ounce) package mini chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Combine butter, salt, vanilla, and almond extract. Blend well.
  3. Gradually beat in sugar, then egg.
  4. Stir in flour, pecans, and chocolate chips.
  5. Drop by teaspoonful on an ungreased baking sheet.
  6. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes.
  7. Cool 5 minutes on sheet, then remove to rack to finish cooling.

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