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Pecan Sandies

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These melt-in-your mouth cookies are way better than their store-bought counterparts.

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  • Yield: Makes 18

Source: Everyday Food, April 2009

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

Directions

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

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

Cook's Notes

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

Reviews Add a comment

  • consommation
    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
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  • consommation
    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
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  • aldenhouse
    5 JAN, 2014
    Absolute favorite! Quick prep, great taste. Triple the batch, they don't last long. Thanks Martha!
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  • olivbrain
    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 Cliquez sur Lien
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  • Emma1407
    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!
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  • dreamrentalshawaii
    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.
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  • Hannah Skowronski
    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!
    Reply
  • Hannah Skowronski
    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!
    Reply
  • Hannah Skowronski
    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!
    Reply
  • Hannah Skowronski
    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!
    Reply