Pecan Sandies


Very good melt in your mouth cookies. Makes a bunch.

Looking into a pile of pecan sandies piled high on a white round plate.
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
8 dozen


  • 1 cup margarine, softened

  • 1 cup vegetable oil

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 cups chopped pecans

  • ½ cup white sugar for decoration


  1. Gather all ingredients.

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  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  3. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine, vegetable oil, 1 cup white sugar and confectioners' sugar until smooth.

    Overhead of a margarine and sugar mixture in a bowl.

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  4. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.

    Overhead of eggs and vanilla mixed into a margarine and sugar mixture.

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  5. Combine the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt; stir into the creamed mixture. Mix in the pecans.

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    Overhead of pecans mixed into a cookie batter in a bowl.

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  6. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and roll each ball in remaining white sugar.

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  7. Place the cookies 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

    Overhead of cookie dough balls equally spaced and resting on a baking sheet.

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  8. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are golden. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

90 Calories
6g Fat
9g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 96
Calories 90
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 61mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 1g
Calcium 4mg 0%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 23mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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