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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Pecan Sandies

  • prep: 15 mins
    total time: 30 mins
  • yield: Makes 18

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped

Cook's Note

For best results, line cookie sheets with parchment prior to baking.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees, with racks in upper and lower thirds. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy; beat in vanilla and salt. With mixer on low, gradually add flour, beating just until combined. Fold in pecans.

  2. Step 2

    Roll dough into 1 1/2-inch balls, and place on two baking sheets, 2 inches apart. With the dampened bottom of a glass, lightly flatten each ball.

  3. Step 3

    Bake until cookies are golden brown, 15 to 17 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Transfer to wire racks, and let cool.

Source
Everyday Food, April 2009

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Reviews (30)

  • 7 Feb, 2014

    Hello Martha. Thanks for sharing with us this wonderfull recipes. I really appreciated, and this recipe looks really amazing and delicious. Again, i give you thanks. recette macaron

  • 2 Feb, 2014

    Great article and recipes. I have really appreciated. And your tips line cookie sheets with parchment prior to baking is really great. Thanks. credit consommation

  • 5 Jan, 2014

    Absolute favorite! Quick prep, great taste. Triple the batch, they don't last long.
    Thanks Martha!

  • 6 Oct, 2013

    I enjoyed this recipe, it really was fantastic.. My kids LOVED it and my husband could't get enough. Thank you so much for making my family happy.
    Regards
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  • 11 May, 2013

    Having just made the recipe, I found that the cookies spread quite a bit, which ended up making the edges a bit crusty. This may be the heat I am working in though- my apartment is like a sauna at the moment! Lovely buttery taste, but cookies are a bit too hard for my liking. Trying again with refrigerated dough tomorrow, to see if there's a difference!

  • 13 Oct, 2012

    I enjoyed this recipe! Being a guy who doesn't cook meals like this often, I did find it pretty easy. I used farm fresh Hawaii Macadamia Nuts from a local farm here in Hawaii, and other fresh ingredients. Great post, and great recipe! Mahalo.

  • 9 Oct, 2012

    Martha these were amazing! i have gone nut crazy, here is another gem of a recipe i have found, http://pinterest.com/pin/281615782920201082/
    great at bake sales and party's!

  • 9 Oct, 2012

    Martha these were amazing! i have gone nut crazy, here is another gem of a recipe i have found, http://pinterest.com/pin/281615782920201082/
    great at bake sales and party's!

  • 9 Oct, 2012

    Martha these were amazing! i have gone nut crazy, here is another gem of a recipe i have found, http://pinterest.com/pin/281615782920201082/
    great at bake sales and party's!

  • 9 Oct, 2012

    Martha these were amazing! i have gone nut crazy, here is another gem of a recipe i have found, http://pinterest.com/pin/281615782920201082/
    great at bake sales and party's!

  • 6 Sep, 2012

    These cookies were amazing!
    Will make again. :)

  • 3 Jan, 2012

    Debbie, if the Recipe does not call for Egg dont Add it

  • 29 Jul, 2011

    Used pecan nut meal instead of whole pecans. Really tasty!

  • 9 Feb, 2011

    Wonderful sandy texture! The brown sugar adds a great caramel taste. Making these often.

  • 28 Dec, 2010

    THESE COOKIES CANNOT BE SENT THROUGH ANYSOLDIER.COM.
    Martha was incorrect in telling viewers that homemade cookies can be sent to an unknown Soldier through anysoldier.com. Their website says, "Due to concerns for the health and safety of the soldiers, please do not send home-cooked anything to Soldiers other then to your relatives or people who know you. Factory packaged only. Sorry. The Soldiers are told to throw away anything that is not in a factory package."

  • 7 Apr, 2010

    I love them they are crunchy and nutty lots of pecans yummm!!!!!!

  • 30 Mar, 2010

    Definatly too hard for my taste too, easy but not much taste!

  • 28 Mar, 2010

    THIS IS A SHORTBREAD RECIPE..IT DOES NOT..I REPEAT!! DOES NOT REQUIRE AN EGG. IT IS NOT A MISTAKE!!

  • 12 May, 2009

    I did not love these. The flavor is good, lots of pecans, but the texture is a little too hard and crumbly for my taste. I think they are harder than shortbread. Martha has other nut

  • 3 Apr, 2009

    QUESTION TO THOSE WHO HAVE TRIED IT - - - Did you add an egg?

  • 3 Apr, 2009

    I'm not very good at baking but these came out so goood!! Yummy! My hubby called it a dangerous ones - he could not stop eating!

  • 2 Apr, 2009

    I used to bake this kind of cookies, and add a whole pecan di top, our favourite.

  • 2 Apr, 2009

    These sound yummy, I can't wait to try them!

  • 2 Apr, 2009

    There is no egg listed as an ingredient in the original publication of this recipe, the April 2009 issue of EDF.

  • 2 Apr, 2009

    I tried the recipe and it turned out well. I used a two-teaspoon cookie scoop to form the cookies, which is somewhat smaller than the recipe calls for. I used the same cooking time. The cookies were delicious!

  • 2 Apr, 2009

    These are a shortbread cookie and contain no egg

  • 2 Apr, 2009

    I will check back later to check for corrected directions. I have a sandies recipe that does not contain an egg.

  • 2 Apr, 2009

    For this amount of butter use one egg. This was probably an inadvertant omission; they are only human and make mistakes just like the rest of us.

  • 2 Apr, 2009

    Where are the eggs?

  • 28 Mar, 2009

    I've tried to bake twice now