Recipe type: Cookies
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Serves: 55
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbs water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1½ cups finely chopped pecans
  • 1 cup powdered sugar (for coating)
  1. In a large bowl beat butter and add powdered sugar, mixing well
  2. Beat in the water and vanilla until combined
  3. Mix in the flour and pecans
  4. Chill for an hour until the dough is firm enough to shape
  5. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
  6. Shape dough into 1" balls
  7. Place 1" apart on baking sheet
  8. Bake about 15 minutes or the bottoms just start to turn brown
  9. Cool on wire racks
  10. Place 1 cup powdered sugar in a plastic bag.
  11. Add cookies in batches to the bag; gently shape to cover

For chocolate covered sandies, reduce the 1 cup powdered sugar to 3/4 cup and stir in 1/4 cup cocoa. Shake cooled cookies to coat.

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