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Ina Garten Pecan Sandies

The recipe for Ina Garten’s Pecan Sandies is delectable, as the cookies have the classic buttery shortbread flavor with the addition of chopped pecans. Easy to whip up, they may be used as a base for other treats like Mexican Wedding Cookies or Snowball Cookies by simply being rolled in powdered sugar.

Why I love these cookies:

  • Unique – They are a nice change from the usual chocolate chip or sugar cookies brought to parties. Pecan Sandies have a fine, sand-like texture, much like a sweet and buttery shortbread cookie, and are studded with chunks of chopped pecan.
  • Pantry Ingredients – All the ingredients for these pecan Sandies cookies should be sitting in your pantry right now.
  • Freezer Friendly – These cookies are great for making ahead of time or for freezing the dough to have on hand at any time so that you always have a warm, freshly baked cookie within reach.
Ina Garten Pecan Sandies
Ina Garten Pecan Sandies

Recipe Variations:

  • Nuts: Alternatively, you can use walnuts, hazelnuts, or any other nut you choose in place of the pecans.
  • Snowball Cookies or Mexican Wedding Cookies: Don’t flatten the cookie dough, instead roll it into balls. Once baked, roll the treats in powdered sugar until they are no longer hot to the touch.
  • Flat Cookies: You can skip the chilling process if you like flatter Pecan Sandies.

How To Make Ina Garten Pecan Sandies?

  • Cream together the butter and sugar.
  • Mix in the vanilla. Stir in the flour, salt, and pecans.
  • Chill for 20 minutes. Roll into 1 1/2 inch balls. Wet the bottom of a glass cup gently. Gently push the cookies with the bottom of the glass.
  • Bake at 350°F for 15-17 minutes.

What To Serve With Pecan Sandies?

Ina Garten Pecan Sandies
Ina Garten Pecan Sandies

How To Make Pecan Sandies Ahead?

  • To Make Ahead: You may make the dough ahead of time and store it in the fridge for up to two days.
  • To Freeze: These homemade pecan Sandies can be freezer cooked, but my preferred method is to scoop the dough balls and lay them onto a baking sheet as near as you can without touching them. Put in freezer bags after about thirty minutes of freezing. Prepare for baking after thawing.

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Ina Garten Pecan Sandies Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

  • Calories 84
  • Total Fat 4.9g
  • Saturated Fat 1.5g
  • Trans Fat 0.1g
  • Cholesterol 1.9mg
  • Sodium 55mg
  • Potassium 13mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 9.1g
  • Dietary Fiber 0.3g
  • Sugars 3.5g
  • Protein 0.8g

Nutrition Facts Source: Source

Ina Garten Pecan Sandies

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 10 minutesCook time: 15 minutesRest time: 20 minutesTotal time: 45 minutesServings:24 servingsCalories:84 kcal Best Season:Available

Description

The recipe for Ina Garten’s Pecan Sandies is delectable, as the cookies have the classic buttery shortbread flavor with the addition of chopped pecans. Easy to whip up, they may be used as a base for other treats like Mexican Wedding Cookies or Snowball Cookies by simply being rolled in powdered sugar.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Cream together the butter and sugar.
  2. Mix in the vanilla. Stir in the flour, salt, and pecans.
  3. Chill for 20 minutes. Roll into 1 1/2 inch balls. Wet the bottom of a glass cup gently. Gently push the cookies with the bottom of the glass.
  4. Bake at 350°F for 15-17 minutes.
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Nutrition Facts

Servings 24


Amount Per Serving
Calories 84
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4.9g8%
Saturated Fat 1.5g8%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Cholesterol 1.9mg1%
Sodium 55mg3%
Potassium 13mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 9.1g4%
Dietary Fiber 0.3g2%
Sugars 3.5g
Protein 0.8g2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.