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Pecan Sandies Cookies

These Pecan Sandies Cookies are loaded with crunch pecans and the flavor of brown butter! They are a twist on my Grandma’s best ever sugar cookies recipe and I think they will soon become your favorite!

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Pecan Sandies Cookies Recipe from MissintheKitchen.com

Pecan Sandies


We have many discussions on the perfect cookie at our house.  I prefer them slightly under cooked and chewy and my husband says the crunchier the better.  These Pecan Sandies are the perfect balance of the two.

Pecan Sandies from Miss in the Kitchen

You can bake these a little longer and they do get really crunchy, I baked them for about 15 minutes and they are really crisp around the edges and slightly soft in the middles.  You get a ton of flavor from the brown butter and it goes so well with the pecans.

One of my all- time favorite cookies are my Grandma’s  Best Ever Sugar Cookies  and I made the Citrus Butter Cookies version at Christmas.  It’s a great recipe to experiment with and was the base for these Pecan Sandies.

Recipe for Pecan Sandies Cookies from MissintheKitchen.com

I had to make about 3 batches of these Pecan Sandies to snap a photo to share with you. They disappear so fast!  I’m not admitting how many of these I ate while enjoying my morning coffee.

They are addicting! It’s been another hectic week around here. I’ve not had nearly enough time in the kitchen lately.

Just when I think things are going to slow down, life throws another round of things to deal with.  I’m still struggling to finish the accounting and Emmet broke his collar bone while at school last week.

The emergency room sent us home saying it wasn’t broken.  After returning home we decided to go to a different clinic in the bigger town down the road.  It was broken and the poor kid was miserable.  

I have a few new gray hairs and I should be sharing cocktails but honestly, I’m too tired to drink.

Plus drinking and accurate accounting work don’t exactly go together.  Cookies will have to do and these cookies are just the ticket after a long, stressed-out week.

More Cookies to Bake:

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies are super easy, made in one bowl and no mixer required! Easy Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies are simple and delicious with crunchy walnuts. Chocolate Volcano Cookies are a favorite for the chocolate lovers in your life. We also love the classic Peanut Butter Blossoms for a special treat.

Plate of Pecan Sandies Cookies from Miss in the Kitchen



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Yield: 24-30 cookies

Pecan Sandies Cookies

Pecan Sandies Cookies Recipe from MissintheKitchen.com

Classic Pecan Sandies Cookies are crunchy and delicious. Perfect for any day of the week or to keep your cookie jar stocked.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1/2 cup brown butter, cooled
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup sugar for smashing


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add brown butter, oil, egg, sugars and vanilla to a mixer bowl and mix on medium speed until creamy. Add flour, salt, baking soda, and cream of tartar all at once and continue to mix at medium speed until well combined. Fold in pecans.
  3. Scoop onto a lined or greased baking sheet about 1 inch apart.
  4. Dip a fork into sugar and mash cookies criss cross.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  6. Cool on cookie sheet. Store in an airtight container.


To Brown Butter: add to a small skillet and cook on medium-low heat, stirring occasionally until brown bits form. Be careful not to burn. Pour brown butter into a bowl to cool until ready to bake.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 148Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 83mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 2g

Nutrition calculation is estimated and may not be accurate.

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  1. These cookies were dad’s favorite. Can’t wait to make your recipe. Sorry to hear about your son, hope he heals quickly. Hang n there.

  2. These cookies we’re awesome, way over the top!! Now my favorite go-to cookie recipe. Many folks say they have trouble with chocolate chip cookies flattening out. Well thanks to your dough recipe, I subbed chocolate chips for pecans, and voila, Now I have a new chip cookie recipe. No more flat chocolate chip cookies!

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