Pecan Sandies

I have a question… How do you say pecan? Do you say (pi-‘kan) or (pe-kan)?

I say I need pe-kans for my pi-‘kan pie.

Really, I do! I’m southern that way.

My kids love these cookies.

I love these cookies.

I think it is all the powered sugar on them.

They are easy to make. They are faster than most cookies. They are great cookies to make when you want to make cookies and are all out of eggs! Which I was!

I usually double it because it doesn’t make that many, about 36. Thirty-six cookies just ain’t enough at my house! Even when the kids aren’t here! haha

Whatcha Need

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup pecans
  • powered sugar

IMG_9634 Putting It All Together

WP_20131002_003Beat butter about 30 seconds. It does help greatly here to have soften butter. Add sugar and beat until fluffy.

eww What happened to my picture? I do believe I have much to learn about editing pictures! My bad!

WP_20131002_007 Add vanilla,

WP_20131002_009 and water and beat well.

WP_20131002_010 Add flour,

WP_20131002_011 and stir.

WP_20131002_012I like to use a fork to stir it with so that I can get all of the flour moistened.

WP_20131002_014 Add pecans;

WP_20131002_016mix well.

WP_20131002_018Using my fingers I pinched off enough dough to make about one inch balls. Shape them by rolling them in your hands. No picture of this. Kind of hard to roll dough and take a picture at the same time.

WP_20131002_021 Place on a greased baking pan and bake at 350 for 20 minutes. These don’t really expand while they bake, so you can place them closer together to get more on the pan. Let cool completely before the next delicious step!

WP_20131002_024Put some powered sugar into a container, bowl, or plastic bag.

WP_20131002_025 Place a few of the cookies in the sugar and shake to coat them.

WP_20131002_030 Don’t they look yummy!!!

WP_20131002_031Here’s another shot!

WP_20131002_032If you do it right you will make a mess all over the kitchen! The bigger the mess, the better the dish!

I ate about half of these on the first day. Now, it will take me the rest of the month to walk them off.

In A Nutshell

Whatcha Need

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup pecans
  • powered sugar

 Putting It All Together

Beat butter about 30 seconds. It does help greatly here to have soften butter. Add sugar and beat until fluffy. Add vanilla,  and water and beat well.  Add flour,  and stir. Make sure all flour is moistened. Add pecans and stir until well mixed. Shape into 1-inch balls and place on greased baking pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Allow to cool completely before gently shaking the cookies in powdered sugar to coat them.

2 Responses to Pecan Sandies

  1. Karen says:

    It is a pee can :) Easy to follow! Thanks, Jane

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