maple pecan sandies
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Maple Pecan Sandies

Melt in your mouth butter, pecan cookies with sweet maple flavor, maple pecan sandies are simple to make and store well - if they last.
Prep Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 18 cookies
Author Marye Audet-White


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter , softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoons maple flavoring
  • 1 cups cake flour
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans , toasted
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ , white sugar, or sugar and cinnamon


To Toast Pecans

  • Chop pecans.
  • Oil a heavy baking sheet.
  • Bake at 400F for 5-10 minutes, turning the nuts over with a spatula halfway through.
  • Check often.
  • Do not let them burn.

Make Cookies

  • In a bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.
  • Stir in maple.
  • Add the flour and pecans.
  • Mix until well blended.
  • Cover and chill for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Shape dough into crescents. Place them on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Remove from pan to cool on wire racks.
  • When cookies are cool, roll in the sugar you prefer or leave them plain or dip in white chocolate
  • Store in an airtight container.