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The Secret Behind Perfect Pecan Sandies

If you’re looking for a treat that is easy to make, delicious to eat, and sure to impress anyone who tries them, look no further than Pecan Sandies! These beloved cookies can be made with only five ingredients, making them the perfect choice for easy baking. And now, with this article, you’ll get the inside scoop on the secret behind making perfect Pecan Sandies every time.

How to Make Pecan Sandies

All you need to make this recipe for pecan sandies is five easy ingredients, flour, butter, brown sugar, vanilla extract and chopped pecans! Start by creaming together the butter and brown sugar, then add in the vanilla extract.

Slowly add in the flour until well combined then fold in the chopped pecans. Roll the dough into a log on a piece of parchment paper. Wrap the paper around the dough and chill for at least one hour.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Remove from the refrigerator and slice into ½ in rounds. Place on the cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and transfer to a cooling rack.

After cooling, you can store these cookies in an airtight container on the counter for up to five days, if they last that long! If you don’t feel like baking them right away or want them to be fresh when served, you can keep the dough in the fridge for up to three days.

Pecan Sandies

Quick and easy pecan sandies take minutes to whip up and are so much healthier than the processed store bought brand!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Add in vanilla.
  • Slowly add flour until well combined then fold in chopped pecans.
  • Roll the dough into a log on a piece of parchment paper. Wrap the paper around the dough and chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Remove from the refrigerator and slice into ½ in rounds. Place on the cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and transfer to a cooling rack.

Notes

  • Store in an airtight container on the counter for 3-5 days.  
  • Chill dough for at least one hour but up to 3 days in the refrigerator. 
  • Replace one teaspoon of vanilla extract with a teaspoon of maple extract for a delicious alternative.

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