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Chocolate Pecan Sandies

Snowy white on the outside and chocolaty on the inside - these Chocolate Pecan Sandies are a yummy twist on the original. The cookie is crunchy with the classic texture of a Sandies cookie. The cookies themselves are not overly sweet and so rolling them in powdered sugar adds just the right amount of sweetness to this delightful cookie.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, Christmas, cookies
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 114kcal
Author: Trish - Mom On Timeout


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Cream the butter and sugar together in mixer until light and fluffy.
  • Add the vanilla and beat until combined.
  • Sift the flour and cocoa powder together and add gradually to the creamed mixture.
  • Mix in the pecans. Note: I use my food processor to chop the pecans. Be careful not to over process or you will make pecan butter :)
  • Form cookie dough into 1-inch balls and place on parchment paper. Bake for 20 minutes and let cool before rolling in confectioners sugar.


Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 35mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.5mg