Delicious shortbread style cookies with plenty of nutty goodness. Love those Keebler cookies? Make your own Pecan Sandies with this easy and tasty recipe.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 36 minutes
Servings 30 cookies
Author Linda Warren


  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup pecans ground


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until creamy. Continue beating while adding extracts.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, salt and pecans. Add to creamed mixture and beat until well blended.
  3. Form into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Prepare cookie sheets by lining with parchment paper.
  5. Remove dough from refrigerator and roll into 1” balls. Place on cookie sheets. Flatten to about 1/2” thickness with bottom of a glass dipped in flour to prevent cookie from sticking to it. The cookies do not have to be placed very far apart as they will not spread.
  6. Bake for 16-20 minutes. When done, let cool for 3-5 minutes then remove from cookie sheet and let cool on wire rack.