Pecan Sandies
Recipe type: High Altitude Baking
  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 6 oz (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup + 1¾ teaspoons powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F.
  2. Toss the flour, pecans, and salt together in a bowl.
  3. Cream the butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  4. Scrape down sides and bottom of bowl.
  5. Add the flour mixture and vanilla and mix until just combined.
  6. Be sure to scrape the bottom of the bowl to mix in any dry ingredients that have settled.
  7. Shape the dough into 1½ tablespoon-size balls and press down to flatten each into a 2" disk.
  8. Arrange the cookies on parchment-lined baking sheets about 1½" apart.
  9. Bake until pale golden brown, 20-22 minutes.
  10. Cool completely.
  11. Dust with powdered sugar if desired
  12. Makes about 1 dozen.
Recipe by High Altitude Bakes at