Pecan Sandies

Pecan Sandies

Pecan Sandies are a super easy, must make for the holidays cookie, and require only a few ingredients. They are also known as Mexican wedding cookies. No matter what you call them, they are simply delicious!


• 1 cup butter
• ⅓ cup granulated sugar
• 2 teaspoons water
• 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
• 2 cups all purpose flour
• 1 cup chopped pecans
• 3 tablespoons powdered sugar, for rolling


  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in water and vanilla.
  2. Stir in flour and pecans until well combined. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place at least 2 inches apart onto two lightly greased or parchment-lined baking sheets.
  3. Place shaped cookies into the fridge for 30 minutes while the oven preheats to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes until lightly golden. Remove from oven and let cool completely on the baking sheet.
  5. Roll cooled cookies in powdered sugar*. Store in an airtight container.

*Recipe on video and text may differ from each other!

How to cook Pecan Sandies:

Original Baking