Homemade Pecan Sandies

Homemade Pecan Sandies

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My mom loves Keebler Pecan Sandies. I wanted to test some recipes to find one that was similar and surprise her with it. This Homemade Pecan Sandies recipe is very, very close. In fact, I’m not sure that I could get much closer. However, the real test will be when my mom tastes them. I’ll be sure to report back!

Homemade Pecan Sandies on Cooling Rack

In my previous tries to recreate this cookie, I fell short. They just looked and tasted like a cookie that had pecans in them. This one has a sandy texture, looks very similar to those you buy, and the taste is just about spot-on! So, if you are a fan of the Keebler cookie, I encourage you to give this recipe a try!

Ingredients Needed to Make Homemade Pecan Sandies

  • butter
  • vegetable oil
  • granulated sugar
  • powdered sugar
  • large egg
  • vanilla extract
  • butter extract
  • al-purpose flour
  • baking soda
  • cream of tartar
  • salt
  • chopped pecans
  • more granulated sugar for rolling

Instructions for Making This Recipe

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table. Using a nut chopper or a knife, coarsely chop the pecans.

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, vegetable oil, granulated sugar, and powdered sugar. Beat in the large egg and then the extracts.

The first time I just used vanilla extract, but the cookies seemed to be missing something. The next time I added in butter extract, which made the difference. A thumbs up from my middle daughter–who also likes Pecan Sandies!

Using a small bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Add to the creamed mixture, and mix until combined. Stir in the chopped pecans.

Preparing the Pecan Sandies for baking

Measure out 1/2 cup of granulated sugar and place in a small bowl.

Roll the dough into walnut-sized balls and then roll them in the bowl of sugar to cover. Place each ball about 2 inches apart. Using a flat bottomed cup or glass, gently press each ball to flatten.

Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, until edges of cookies are just barely golden. Cool on a wire rack. This recipe will make 2 dozen cookies.

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Homemade Pecan Sandies

My mom loves Keebler Pecan Sandies. I wanted to test some recipes to find one that was similar and surprise her with it. This Homemade Pecan Sandies recipe is very, very close. In fact, I'm not sure that I could get much closer.
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Course: Cookies, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Butter, Keebler Cookies, Pecans, Shortbread
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 42 minutes
Servings: 2 dozen

Equipment

Nut Chopper
Silicone Baking Mat
Baking Sheet
Cooling Rack

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon butter extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar for coating

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table. Using a nut chopper or a knife, coarsely chop the pecans.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, vegetable oil, granulated sugar, and powdered sugar. Beat in the large egg and then the extracts.
  • Using a small bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Add to the creamed mixture, and mix until combined. Stir in the chopped pecans.
  • Measure out 1/2 cup of granulated sugar and place in a small bowl.
  • Roll the dough into walnut-sized balls and then roll them in the bowl of sugar to coat. Place each ball on the baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Using a flat bottomed cup or glass, gently press each ball to flatten.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 10 -12 minutes, until edges of cookies are just barely golden. Cool on a wire rack. This recipe will make 2 dozen cookies.

Notes

*Unless otherwise indicated, all butter used on this recipe site is salted.
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2 thoughts on “Homemade Pecan Sandies”

    • Hi Judy. Thanks so much for bringing this to my attention. I double-checked my recipe and yes, it is for one egg. I just miswrote the direction part and have now corrected it. I hope you will enjoy the recipe!

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