Effortless Pecan Sandies

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Effortless Pecan Sandies

Last week was Pecan Sandy Day. I had planned to share these with you at that time; however, life got in the way and I’m running a little late. I suppose I could always wait until the next Pecan Sandy Day but that would be torture for all of us.

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Pecan Sandies

Since I’m temporarily living in a teeny, tiny apartment, I’ve been looking for easy, simple recipes without a lot of ingredients. This six ingredient, uncomplicated, basic recipe fits the bill.

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Pecan Sandies

Using a stand mixer, this recipe is so easy, quick and relatively effortless. I toss in the butter/sugar and let them mix while I’m measuring the other ingredients. Then I pour in the vanilla, add the flours and pecans. Didn’t even take time to toast the pecans. All I had in the house was pecan halves so I tossed them in whole and let the mixer break them up.

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Pecan Sandies

After mixing, I made quick work of portioning these out by using a Tbsp-sized disher and made 21 mounds. Pressed them flat with the palm of my hand and into the oven they went. Fifteen minutes was the perfect baking time for me and they were good to go.

Effortless Pecan Sandies

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Yield: 21 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 stick of butter, salted, softened
  • 1/8 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1/8 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup pecans, toasted, coarsely chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees & prepare baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar together.
  3. Add the vanilla and mix well.
  4. Add flour and mix well.
  5. Add pecans and mix well.
  6. Drop mixture onto baking sheets by the Tbsp (I use a #60 disher which is a little over a Tbsp).
  7. Flatten dough with the palm of your hand.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes.

Recipe adapted from Mr. Food.

http://foodstoriesblog.com/2013/06/26/effortless-pecan-sandies/

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We enjoyed these warm, straight from the oven and they were great. Later, after they had cooled, we had them with a cold glass of milk. Honestly, these are good anytime but the hubs and I both thought they were even better the next day.

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What do you think?

  1. My dough came out really dry and crumbly. I don’t have a stand mixer, just a basic hand mixer. I’m going to add a tiny bit of whole milk to help them stick together better.

  2. This cookie monster is drooling. Love these pecan sandies! I could easily eat at least 6 of them in one sitting.
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  3. Okay, I want to make these for my mom because they are her favorite cookies – what is a good substitute whole wheat pastry flour? Regular flour? I truly do want to make these so please let me know!
    Kalamity Kelli recently posted … Cooking with a Heating PadMy Profile

  4. The Hubs loves these. I don’t have whole wheat pastry flour, but I do have some VERY fine ground kind. I am trying this tomorrow to surprise him for the weekend. (Or, I may even make them NOW.) Thank you!
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  5. These sandies loo really tasty, I wish they were more common down under :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
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  6. I hope being No 13 isn\’t too unlucky. xx and-they-sneak-in-behind-you on my Barsetshirediaries site
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  7. I agree with Kayle – these are so simple but sound so good!
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  8. I love sandies! We make walnut (or black walnut, actually) sandies more than pecan ones, but pecan sandies are classic. And so good! Yours look wonderful – thanks.
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  9. I love how simple these are, we all need sweet treats!

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