I'm a working mom taking a stand against yucky stuff in my food, cosmetics, etc. and gradually turning my family towards more eco-friendly, natural choices. I'm learning so this is about our journey towards going green. There may be a few stumbles so hopefully you can laugh with me not at me!
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
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
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.