I would like a recipe for Pecan Sandies. Can anyone help?
By Jesse from Mesquite, TX
Original Recipe Yield 8 dozen
1 cup margarine, softened
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup white sugar
1 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups chopped pecans
1/2 cup white sugar for decoration
1.Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
2.In a large bowl, cream together the margarine, vegetable oil, 1 cup white sugar and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt; stir into the creamed mixture. Mix in the pecans. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and roll each ball in remaining white sugar. Place the cookies 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
3.Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are golden. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.
Oh, my favorite cookie! I have always called them Russian Tea Cakes, but they are also known as Mexican Wedding Cookies.
This is from the Better Home and Gardens "New" Cookbook, with the red plaid cover. I was given this copy in about 1991 as my very first cookbook.
1 cup butter
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
In a mixing bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add about half of the flour, the sugar, vanilla, and 1 tablespoon water. Beat until thoroughly combined. Beat in remaining flour. Stir in pecans.
Shape into 1 inch balls or 2 1/2 inch fingers or crescents. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a 325 degree F oven about 20 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Cool cookies on a wire rack. Gently shake cooled cookies in a bag with powdered sugar. Makes about 36.
Here is my oldest son's favorite, but using walnuts.
Bruce's Favorite Sandies
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 cup butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups flour
1 Tablespoon water
1/2 to 1 cup chopped walnuts
Cream butter and powdered sugar, add flour , water and vanilla
Mix well and roll into small balls.
I make them 2 bites in size.( about the size of a whole walnut )
Bake at 350º for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges.
While still warm roll in powdered sugar.
I put the sugar in a small paper sack , add a few cookies at a time and shake gently to coat.
Then repeat a second time when cookies are cooler.
This recipe is from the Ladies at Camp Stoneman 1950's
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