Homemade Pecan Sandies
30 minutes to prepare 2-3 dozen
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
1 large egg, room temperature
½ cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups pecans- 1 cup chopped, 1 cup reserved whole for optional decoration
Preheat oven to 350º F and line 1-2 baking sheet(s) with parchment paper.
In a large bowl beat together sugar, egg, butter, and vanilla until creamy, 3-5 minutes.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking soda.
With mixer set to low, slowly add dry ingredients until just combined, then fold chopped pecans into batter.
Scoop out dough, roll into 1-inch sized balls, and place on lined baking sheet. Optional: top each cookie with a pecan.
Place baking sheet(s) in oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until edges of cookie are just golden.
Remove from oven and cool on a wire wrack. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container. Enjoy!