Tuesday, December 14, 2010

12 Days of Christmas - Day 9 - A Cookie Recipe

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...


  1. Mmmmmm...I love Sandies. Or really any cookie -- I feel like this month I've been eating cookies non-stop! Thanks for sharing! :o)

  2. Oh - I love those cookies!!! I guess I didn't realize that Sandies were the same thing ;)

  3. They look delicious! Thanks Erin!

  4. I've looked back through your 12 Days of Christmas! So many cute and yummy ideas! And your Christmas blog design is SO Cute! I got a kick out of your office gift dilemma! I liked your solution. Good for you!
    Hope you have a Very Blessed Christmas!

  5. Oh yum! These were my absolute favorite growing up. My grandma made an amazing version. I haven't even tried attempting them because I don't think they'd be as good!