Friday, March 18, 2011

Best Ever Pecan Sandies

I've a pecan addict - I would use them in nearly anything! In baked goods, I love the buttery flavor that pecans bring to the dish, taking it from ho-hum to Yum!!

I finally found a brag worthy recipe, with my own spin, of course, for the classic pecan sandie. So simple, I cannot believe it's taken me this long to finally master a cookie jar classic and personal favorite.

2 sticks butter or margarine ($.45)
1 tsp. good vanilla extract ($.15)
1 tsp. butter extract ($.20)
3/4 C. brown sugar - I used light brown ($.25)
2 1/2 C. all purpose flour ($.15)
1/2 C. chopped pecans ($1.25)

Beat together margarine, extracts, and sugar until well blended. Add flour and mix until well incorporated. Stir in pecans.

Shape dough into a 1 1/2" log and chill for 30 minutes.
Slice dough into 1/2" thick cookies.

Bake on a greased cookie sheet at 325 for 15-18 minutes.
Cool on wire rack.

Store in an airtight container.

Yields = 30 cookies
Cost: $2.45
Cost per cookie: $.08 each

1 comment:

  1. These are my favorite cookies - recipe here is so much better than the store bought cookies.