Vintage Pecan Sandies

Vintage Pecan Sandies at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
This Pecan Sandie cookie recipe goes all the way back to my youth, so it is truly a vintage recipe. These cookies will melt in your mouth and I have never been able to eat just one. This recipe was given to me by my girlfriend whose family owned the bakery in my hometown, where these cookies were very popular. I am pairing the cookies with one of my Grandmothers Cookie Jars that I am so blessed to have today. Delicious vintage pecan sandies for a very special vintage cookie jar!

Vintage Pecan Sandies Recipe

The Ingredients For This Recipe Are So Simple
Vintage Pecan Sandies at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Place All The Little Cookie Balls 
On The Cookie Sheet
Vintage Pecan Sandies at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Gently Press The Tops Down On Cookie Balls
Vintage Pecan Sandies at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Bake And Then Cool On The Rack
Vintage Pecan Sandies at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
After The Cookies Have Cooled 
Dust With Confectioners Sugar
(I Like Lots Of Sugar)

Vintage Pecan Sandies at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Vintage Pecan Sandies
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Makes 5 Dozen
2 cups butter, softened
1 cup confectioners' sugar for batter
2 tablespoons water
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups chopped pecans
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar for dusting the cookies
In a large electric mixer bowl, cream the butter and sugar until creamy.
Add the water and vanilla then mix well.
While the mixer is going add the flour 1/2 cup at a time until all the flour is incorporated.
Fold in the chopped pecans.
Using a scoop for a tablespoon, scoop the dough then roll to make it smooth.
Place the cookie balls on a cookie sheet.
Gently press the cookie ball down with your fingers.
Bake in a 300 degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until the edges are turning brown.
Cool completely on a wire race.
When the cookies are completely cool, dust the cookies with the confectioners' sugar.
Store in a covered container.
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Vintage Pecan Sandies at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Lets Enjoy These Cookies
Vintage Pecan Sandies at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
I Am So Excited To Share My Grandmothers Cookie Jar With You. She Always Placed It On The Shelve In The Antique Cabinet Of Course It Was Always Full Of Delicious Cookies! I Mostly Display The Cookie Jar Today, But When I Do Fill It, Vintage Pecan Sandies Recipe Is One That I Fill It With!
Vintage Pecan Sandies at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
These Are Great Cookies
Vintage Pecan Sandies at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Thanks so much for stopping by the cottage today to spend some time in the kitchen with us. This recipe always takes me down memory lane and I sure hope you enjoyed the walk with me. You enjoy your cookies, have a great week and come back to see me real soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen
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  1. My grandmother always had a package of pecan sandies at her house. We would sit down and enjoy them over a visit. I wish that I had her cookie jar. Thank you for bringing back those memories!

    1. Hi Marge,
      I am so happy you stopped by today and shared your memory with us about your Grandmother, these are such precious memories. You have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by to enjoy the  cookies with us!
      Miz Helen

  2. I just love that cookie jar that belonged to you mother! The cookies sound wonderful and remind me of Mexican Wedding cookies, also known as Russian teacakes or Snowballs. I'd sure enjoy these with a cup of tea, and I'd probably have to dunk a few!! Yum!

  3. Miz,

    DH is my cookie monster and pecan sandies is one of his favorites. I've made them in the past but never have dusted them with confectioners sugar. That does sound good and it makes me think of the store-bought cookies by Archway that we've gotten in the past at Christmas time. Thanks for sharing!

  4. One of my favorite cookies are sandies. I love any cookie that is like a shortbread. It's all that butter! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party! Have a wonderful week.

  5. I love these old-fashioned cookies, and your heirloom cookie jar is priceless!

  6. Oh my goodness Miz Helen! My family loves these and do you know, I have never made them? Well, that's about to change. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe and thanks for sharing with us at Farm Fresh Tuesdays Blog Hop. Your cookies are one of my features this week, be sure to stop by to see your feature!
    Melissa | Little Frugal Homestead

  7. Your Grandmother's Cookie Jar is so lovely, Miz Helen, and what wonderful memories you must have of it. I love it when friends share recipes with me, and your Vintage Pecan Sandies sure do look delicious. Thank you so much for sharing, and for your support of Hearth and Soul. Take care and have a lovely week ahead!

  8. I love these cookies, havent thought about them in ages and now I must get in the kitchen and make a batch! They look wonderful thanks


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