Pecan sandies are delicious melt-in-your-mouth cookies. This recipe makes a bunch — plenty for sharing and gifting!


  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar, divided
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 2 large 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


Step 1: Gather all ingredients.

Step 2: Preheat Pizzello oven to 375℉ (190℃).

Step 3: Beat 1 cup white sugar, butter, oil, and confectioners' sugar together in a large bowl with an electric mixer until smooth.

Step 4: Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla extract.

Step 5: Combine flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt in a medium bowl; stir into egg mixture until dough comes together. Mix in pecans.

tep 6: Place remaining 1/2 cup white sugar into a small shallow bowl. Shape dough into 1 inch balls and flatten slightly; roll in sugar to coat evenly.

Step 7: Place cookies 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Step 8: Bake in the preheated oven until the edges are golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove cookies to wire racks to cool completely.