June 23 – National Pecan Sandy Day

Celebrate this food holiday by baking Pecan Sandy’s with family or friends. The recipe below is one of the simplest. Baking Pecan Sandy’s rather than buying them prepared is well worth the effort.

Recipes for Pecan Sandy’s are known to be one of the simplest and easiest baking recipes and they are very suitable for baking with children.

You may be surprised by the nutritional features of the pecan nut when used in a balanced way in a healthy diet. Some of the reported nutritional benefits of pecans include their antioxidant content, and potential for lowering “bad” cholesterol.
Classic Pecan Sandy Cookies

2 c of sifted flour
1/2 c sugar
1 c softened butter
2 tsp real vanilla extract
2 tsp water
1 c roughly chopped pecans

Cream butter and sugar together and add the water and vanilla. When thoroughly combined, add the flour and pecans and mix until all the ingredients are incorporated. Chill thoroughly, at least four hours.

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. With your hands, roll the dough into golf ball sized balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for approximately twenty minutes or until lightly brown. Cool on a rack and enjoy.

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