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[Cookie Elf File] How to Make Pecan Sandies – and Other Easy Cookie Recipes with Pecans
April 14, 2015
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Feature: Pecan Sandies: Easy Drop Cookie Recipe

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In honor of National Pecan Day (April 14) – make your own Pecan Sandies.

Pecan Sandies are a cross between a rich shortbread and a drop cookie.

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. Sandies are individually-formed cookies. Like other drop cookies, Sandies 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

Get the full recipe for Pecan Sandies and some special baking tips from The Elf. Plus be sure to check out The Elf’s Pecan Cookies Pinterest board for more pecan cookie inspiration.

Cookie Baking Tip: Storing Pecans

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Great info about using pecans in cookies.

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More Easy Cookie Recipes with Pecans from The Elf

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Happy baking,

The Cookie Elf

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