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[Cookie Elf File #301] Pecan Sandies: Easy Shortbread and a Drop Cookie in One
April 16, 2019
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Feature: Pecan Sandies - Easy Shortbread and Drop Cookie in One

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Shortbread? Drop cookie? Pecan Sandies are a cross between both.

The buttery richness of these cookies is reminiscent of shortbread.

Yet you can use margarine rather than butter in this recipe and still enjoy a lush flavor, thanks to the pecans which add depth to the flavor of the dough.

Most shortbread, however, is baked in one pan and then cut into pieces.

Pecan sandies are individually-formed cookies. Like other drop cookies, they are shaped by “dropping” or pushing spoonfuls of cookie dough onto a baking sheet.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Bake time: 12-15 minutes
Makes about 4 dozen

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