One thing I do every year at Christmas is bake cookies. One of my all time favorite recipes (and the favorite of all the ones I give out) is the Sandy Cookie! Also known as Mexican Wedding Cookies.
I just call them Sandies...because that's what the good 'ol red Better Homes and Gardens cookbook calls them. :)
Although their buttery and flaky goodness might seem too decadent to make...they are actually really easy!
Image courtesy of Taste of Home
1 cup butter
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
In a mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add about half of the flour, the sugar, vanilla and 1 tablespoon of water. Beat til thoroughly combined. Beat in remaining flour. Stir in pecans.
Shape into 1-inch balls or 2x1/2 inch fingers or crescents. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake in a 350 degree oven about 20 minutes or till bottoms are lightly browned. Cool cookies on a wire rack. Gently shake cooled cookies in a bag with powdered sugar. Makes about 36.
I hope you enjoy them!!! I definitely enjoy a few too many every year. ;)
Until next time...