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Pecan Sandies

Makes about 4 dozen
Time 2 hr 35 min
These light and crumbly cookies are sometimes called Mexican tea cookies or sables.
Special Diets:
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar, plus more for dredging
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup very finely ground pecans
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
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Method

In a large bowl, cream together butter and 3/4 cup of the sugar with an electric mixer on medium high speed until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes.

Add vanilla, flour, pecans and salt and blend well.

Gather dough into a ball, press into a flat disc, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.

Preheat the oven to 375°F.

Pinch off small teaspoon-sized pieces of dough roll them into balls and place them on a nonstick baking sheet about 1 inch apart.

Bake for until lightly golden, 8 to 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, arrange powdered sugar on a large plate for dredging cookies.

Set cookies aside to let cool for 1 minute, then dredge them in remaining powdered sugar and set aside to let cool completely. Coat again in powdered sugar, then serve.

Note: We've provided special diet and nutritional information for educational purposes. But remember - we're cooks, not doctors! You should follow the advice of your health-care provider. And since product formulations change, check product labels for the most recent ingredient information.
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  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar, plus more for dredging
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup very finely ground pecans
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
Shop with Prime

Exclusively for Prime members in select ZIP codes.