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pecan sandies on a plate with cookies and pecans around the plate

Pecan Sandies

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Pecan Sandies are a bite-size cookie that just melts in your mouth. You will love this classic childhood cookie recipe for years to come.


  • 1 cup butter - softened
  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar +more for rolling 
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla or Vanilla Bean Paste
  • 1 Tablespoon Cream or Milk
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Pecans - finely chopped


  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
  2. To a stand mixer add in your softened room temperature butter and powdered sugar. Mix for 3-4 minutes until light and fluffy and fully incorporated.
  3. Add in your vanilla and cream and mix until combined.
  4. Add in your flour and salt and mix just until flour is blended into the dough.
  5. Finely chop1 cups of pecans. Make sure to get them as finely diced and small as you can. Big chunks aren't preferred in this recipe.
  6. Add in your chopped pecans and mix on the final time until well incorporated.
  7. Scoop out onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  8. Place in the oven and bake for 13-14 minutes.
  9. Remove and let cool completely.
  10. Once the pecan Sandies are cooled, place about 1/4 cup of powdered sugar in a small bowl. Gently roll around each pecan Sandie until covered with powdered sugar. Tap off any excess.
  11. Place on a platter and enjoy!


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Slice and Bake Method

  1. Place the cookie dough onto wax paper, parchment paper, or plastic wrap. Form into a long evenly sized log. Wrap tightly all the way around and on the ends. 
  2. Place in the fridge to chill for an hour.
  3. When ready to bake, remove from the fridge, unwrap, and slice off about a 1/4″ slice and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. 
  4. Repeat with the desired amount of cookies. Place into the oven for 13-14 minutes.
  5. Remove and let cool for 10 minutes.
  6. The dough can be kept in the fridge for up to a week. Slice and bake off as many or little as you wish.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 14 minutes
  • Category: Dessert - Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 128
  • Sugar: 4.4 g
  • Sodium: 10.8 mg
  • Fat: 8.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.2 g
  • Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 1.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 16.5 mg
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