Saturday, December 18, 2010

Pecan Sandies

These little cookies go by all sorts of names, Mexican Wedding Cookies, Sand Tarts, Snowballs, but we have always called them Sandies in our house. Another traditional cookie on the Christmas plates each year.


1 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons water
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup pecans, chopped fine

Mix all ingredients. Chill dough for 3-4 hours. Roll into 1 inch balls. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes until lightly browned. While still warm roll in powdered sugar and let cool. I always roll them a second time before storing.


bellini valli said...

No matter what they are called I am sure they are delicious Anj.

Emily said...

Yaay my favorite! I'm going to make these soon! Do you think it would be okay if I used cashews? Or would that be too nutty? (haha - pun intended)