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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Pecan Sandies

Hello Friends!

Let's join Johanna for Week Three of her International Christmas Cookie Exchange. This week I am offering the quintessential international cookie. Although we call them Pecan Sandies at our house, this cookie has many aliases.

Mexican Wedding Cookies
Russian Teacakes

They are simple to make and believe me when I tell you they will disappear quickly. Let's get baking!

Pecan Sandies

1 Cup Butter
1/4 Cup Powdered Sugar (Confectioner)
2 Teaspoons Vanilla
1 Tablespoon Water
2 Cups All-purpose Flour
1 Cup Pecans, chopped finely

Cream butter and powdered sugar. Blend in vanilla and water. Add flour; mix well and add nuts. Form dough into uniform sized balls and place on an ungreased baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes in a 300* preheated oven.

While the cookies are still hot, roll in additional powdered sugar. ENJOY!


  1. They look so good. I'm really busy bookmarking some great recipes.

  2. brings back a holiday mom made them and she called them Pecan Sandies~
    thanks for sharing LA.

  3. Hello La,
    thank you so much for joining the party. Will you link in with Mr.Linky also, so the other readers can see your recipe, too? I am happy about this yummy recipe. Sounds good and looks delicious.
    Greetings, Johanna

  4. I didn't realize these were so simple to make. They are delicious!!!! Thanks for the recipe...this will go in my Thanksgiving file!


  5. Those are trouble...that's all I am saying!

  6. My favorite part is the feel of the powdered sugar melting in my mouth. Oh, these are addicting.

  7. Hi La,

    Thank you for reminding me of a special part of my childhood. Christmas time "Russian Tea Cakes" made with love. My mother always let us help her make them every year. Yum. Just melt in your mouth delicious. *hugs*

  8. We always called them Spanish Wedding Cookies and they are one of my favorites! I could eat the entire recipe.... Do you have plans to go up to Marysville for the French Hen Farm sale? It should be a good one. Let me know, there are several of us who are driving up. :-) Sue

  9. they sounnd lovely. My Mum is coming at the weekend so I am hoping for a goody bag of home cooking LOL

  10. I make something similar, La, called "wedding cake" cookies. They are really "melt in the mouth" good! Cookies season is coming --I'll have to check the cookie exchange link ..thanks!

  11. These are pecan sandies at our house too. My mom made them every year and I did too when I used to bake dozens and dozens of cookies!

  12. Oh, those are SO good! We call them nut cookies.

  13. These sound great La! I have pecans in the freezer and see these the next time Ma comes over for coffee:@)

  14. I agree with Jacqueline! I like to melt them in my mouth and you have to have a yummy nut like pecans in them. Joni

  15. Yammi, they look very great. Thanks for the recipe.

    greetings Anne


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