🍪 Homemade Pecan Sandies Recipe 🍪

Chopped pecans give Pecan Sandies, a delightfully buttery cookie, a deep, nutty flavor. These cookies go really well with a cup of tea or coffee and are ideal for any occasion. This recipe makes a delicious batch of soft, flaky, and mouthwatering Pecan Sandies that will quickly become a family favorite. 🍪🍅🍦


  • 2 sticks unsalted butter (1/2 lb., softened)
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar (sifted)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour (500 g)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (for decoration)


  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 325°F (165°C).
  2. Cream Butter and Sugars: In a large bowl, cream together the softened butter, vegetable oil, 1 cup granulated sugar, and confectioners’ sugar until smooth and creamy.
  3. Add Eggs and Vanilla: Beat in the eggs one at a time, ensuring each egg is fully incorporated before adding the next. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. Combine Dry Ingredients: In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt.
  5. Mix Dry and Wet Ingredients: Gradually stir the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture until well blended. Mix in the chopped pecans.
  6. Form the Cookies: Roll the dough into 1-inch balls. Roll each ball in the remaining 1/2 cup of granulated sugar for decoration.
  7. Prepare for Baking: Place the dough balls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  8. Bake: Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the edges are golden.
  9. Cool: Remove the cookies from the baking sheets and let them cool on wire racks.

These handmade Pecan Sandies, with their nutty flavor and buttery texture, are a lovely treat. They are simple to prepare and ideal for sharing with loved ones. These cookies are a great snack on their own or served with a hot beverage. Cheers to your baking! 🍪🍅🍦

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