Tuesday, December 2, 2008

A CRAFT and A COOKIE #3

I must tell you this cookie is amazing. I took a recipe that sounded pretty good and tweaked it a lot. It made one amazing cookie. My Dad loves Pecan Sandies. I think they are made by Keebler. They are good, but wow, are they ever sweet. I decided I needed to give this recipe a go. I am so glad I did. Not only is it easy, it is delicious. Running the nuts through the processor may seem like a lot of work but in the end you are left with a lot of cookies for your efforts. That is good for this time of year. You just give them away! Also, it is one of those recipes you can make ahead of time and freeze the dough. When you are ready to make them just defrost, slice and bake.

Pecan Sandies
Lori's Lipsmacking Goodness Original

2 3/4 cups pecans, toasted
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup confectioners sugar
1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter, unsalted and chilled
2 eggs
4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla

Process nuts and sugars in processor. Add butter. Transfer to a mixer with a paddle attachment. Add eggs, salt, vanilla and flour. Divide dough into four equal portions. Roll into a log on waxed paper. Chill dough in fridge for at least forty five minutes or overnight. (You can also freeze the log for later use). Slice into 1/4 inch rounds. Place a pecan on top or roll sides in beaten egg, then chopped pecans. Place on sprayed cookie sheet. Bake at 350F for about 12 to 15 minutes. Sides will be a little golden.

No, I did not purposely roll that gold string into the letter "L" but it would have been a good idea. It did just kind of lay itself that way. Too funny. I got this idea from the internet. I used Christmas cards from last year. I am glad I saved them. You can make them bigger by adding more panels. The original inspiration comes from here.


8 comments:

kat said...

The "L" out of the cord is cracking me up! I have a recipes for Sandies & have been thinking of making them too, your picture my have pushed me over the edge...

Cristine said...

My husband loves sandies! I guess I know what I'll be making soon! :)

Robin Sue said...

I love anything with pecans in it. These are perfectly beautiful Lori!

The Blonde Duck said...

Oh hooray! I love pecan sandies. I used to eat a box at a time...seriously! I love craft and a cookie!

Bunny said...

I really enjoy your posts with a craft and recipe! I love the pecan Sadies and your craft the ornaments are really nice!!

Tartelette said...

Pecan sandies are my husband's favorite and on can't never have enough recipes for them!

Grace said...

maybe if you keep posting crafts, i'll magically become crafty. maybe not.
great cookies--they're my grandpa's absolute favorite. :)

Shelly said...

I wonder if I could make them with hazelnuts...hmmmm. I think the hubby would like them.
Thanks for the ornament idea, I had forgotten all about those..I think I made them in grade school - I just found a whole box of old Christmas cards!

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