Pecan Sandies


  • 200 g pecans
  • 225 g butter, room temperature
  • 125 g white sugar
  • 50 g brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 250 g all purpose flour
  • 50 pecan halves


  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F.
  2. Toast pecans lightly 5 minutes until barely fragrant. Remove and cool.
  3. Cream together butter, sugars, and salt well until fluffy, at least 5 minutes in stand mixer. Add vanilla extract and mix through.
  4. Pulse together pecans and flour in food processor until pecans are in very small pieces, 8 1-sec pulses.
  5. Stir in flour mixture until a firm dough forms.
  6. Form into 1-tbs balls, then flatten with the bottom of a glass, dipping it in flour every couple cookies. Or place an untoasted pecan half on each ball and use it to push it flat.
  7. Bake at 350 °F for 20 minutes. Remove and cool.
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