Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Pecan Sandies


Pecan Sandies
1 1/2 dozen

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans

Cream butter and sugar; stir in vanilla. Add flour; mix on low until well blended. Stir in pecans; mix well. Chill for 30 minutes. Roll into 1 inch balls; place on a greased baking sheet. Flatten balls with a moistened glass jar. Bake at 350° for 18 minutes or until bottom edges are golden brown. Cool on a wire rack and enjoy!
Pecan sandies are one of Mr. H.'s favorite cookies. I don't know why it never dawned on me to try to make them at home instead of buying Keebler's! This recipe was my first attempt and it definitely needs some tweaking. The cookies were good, but I think they could be better. When I make them again I think I will add 1/4 cup more sugar, decrease the pecans to 1/4 cup and I would try not greasing the cookie sheets. A good cookie, just not perfection yet! ;-)

2 comments:

Jenelle said...

The cookies look pretty yummy to me. We have lots of pecan trees here, so hopefully we'll have a good crop this fall. I use pecans for several recipes I have and this cookie recipe will be a good one to try out.

JoAnn said...

I just love your blog! All the wonderful ideas for the home and the recipes,I love them! :) Plus the great ideas for homeschooling.
I'm going to try HS next year for the first time (5th and pre-K). God willing it will be as fun for my kids as it looks for yours!
Thanks for sharing all the simple blessing that we tend to take for granted! Blessings to you!