Friday, April 16, 2010

Cookie of the Week- Pecan Sandies

Whew! It's Friday again! We made it to the weekend! This week has been incredibly wonderful with so many good things: being at home again, the company and generosity of good friends, and cleaning out my closet, finally! So this week's cookie is an all-around favorite, Pecan Sandies! Recipe courtesy of Martha Stewart (you've done it again, Martha) and one I am dying to try out! There is nothing like a few Sandies and a tall glass of cold milk!

image courtesy of Martha

Makes 18

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, with racks in upper and lower thirds. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy; beat in vanilla and salt. With mixer on low, gradually add flour, beating just until combined. Fold in pecans.
  2. Roll dough into 1 1/2-inch balls, and place on two baking sheets, 2 inches apart. With the dampened bottom of a glass, lightly flatten each ball.
  3. Bake until cookies are golden brown, 15 to 17 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Transfer to wire racks, and let cool. (To store, keep in an airtight container, up to 5 days.)

Have a wonderful weekend!

1 comment:

  1. this post. Reminded me so much of our summer trips up north. As we traveled, we would be eating apples and popcorn....except your Dad. He would be eating "Pecan Sandies" and had his own quart of milk to wash them down. HA! I am going to try out this recipe this weekend. xoxo


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