Pecan Sandies

Yield: 34 cookies

Prep Time: 30 min

Cook Time: 20 min

Pecan Sandies

They're a little strange to make as the dough is a mass of crumbs, but they all come together when you form the balls and they turn out great. If you try to eat them while warm, they will crumble apart- they need time to set.


2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
1/8 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup granulated white sugar
9 tablespoons butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup powdered sugar


1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Combine flour, pecans, and salt in a medium bowl, stirring well with a whisk.

3. Place granulated sugar and butter in a separate medium bowl; beat with an electric mixer at medium speed until fluffy (about 2 minutes). Beat in vanilla extract. Beating at low speed, gradually add flour mixture, and beat just until combined (mixture will be crumbly).

4. Shape dough into 34 (1-inch) balls (about 1 tablespoon each). Place dough balls 2 inches apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.

5. While cookies are still hot, sift powdered sugar evenly over tops. Remove from pan; cool completely on wire racks.


*It is important for your butter to be soft when you prepare the dough so it will hold together nicely when you shape it into balls.

Nutritional Information per serving:
Serving size: 1 cookie
Calories per serving: 77
Fat per serving: 3.7g
Saturated Fat per serving: 2g
Sugar per serving: 4.5g
Sodium per serving: ,span class="sodium">9.1g
Fiber per serving: .28g
Protein per serving: .87g
Cholesterol per serving: 8.08mg
Carbohydrates per serving: 10.18g

WW POINTS per serving:
Points Plus Program: 2 Old Points Program: 2

Source: (via Cooking Light)

2 Responses to “Pecan Sandies”

  1. postedMay 14, 2015 10:53 AM

    Hi! Thanks for sharing. I’m making these right now and the dough’s to crumbly to shape. Can I fix this with water?

    • postedMay 19, 2015 6:48 PM

      I’m too late to reply, but I usually add a little milk when cookie dough is crumbly. Did you get it to work out?

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