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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

My mother's pecan sandie recipe

One of my favorite activities to do with my mom as a child was bake Christmas Cookies. One of my favorites were her pecan sandies (aka snowballs, Mexican Wedding Cookies). I still have and treasure her hand written recipe without the directions on how to put it together. I make these every year and get requests on handing down the recipe so I thought I would share it with my readers (with directions).

Mary Lu's Pecan Sandies

Ingredients
1 cup butter, softened at room temperature
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons water
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups flour
1 cup pecans, chopped fine
Powered sugar

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

In a mixer, cream butter and sugar together until smooth then add water and vanilla until combined.  Add 1/2 cup of flour at a time on low with mixer until all added. Once combined, fold in pecans with a wooden spoon. Chill dough for 1 hour (her recipes says 3 hours but I have never chilled it that long). 



Roll into balls and place on a cookie sheet on parchment paper and bake for 20 mins. Once cooled, roll in powered sugar. 


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