Easy Pecan Sandies with Chocolate

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Hello! Welcome to my first-ever blog post. And with the cutest little bite-sized Pecan Sandies with Chocolate!

I especially enjoyed the warm smell of roasted pecans throughout the house. I feel lucky to be starting my baking journey at the start of Fall. There is just so much inspiration all over, I literally want to try everything. Ha!

Before baking these I had reached out to my neighbor, who had in the past graced us with some delicious cookies when we first moved into the neighborhood. I asked if she wouldn’t mind taking some of my baked extras so I don’t have these sweet temptations staring me in the face every day. Of course, they didn’t mind so I don’t have to worry too much about overindulging.

small cookies lined next to each other on a baking sheet

This recipe yields a whopping SEVEN dozen little silver dollar-sized cookies. The perfect amount to wrap up and take to a work function, family gathering, or gifting to your neighbors. I fully intend on keeping a small stash for myself in the freezer.

Now if having seven dozen cookies around isn’t your idea of a good time, then I’d recommend using a larger cookie cutter. Or if you have a theme in mind, use some cutters related to your theme. These are definitely very versatile.

pecan sandies drizzled with chocolate

While prepping these I could not find my rolling pin, I had to resort to a water bottle for some help. A rolling pin is on my wish list now. Adapt and improvise! As I continue baking, I’m sure I’ll come across some better hacks and tips along the way. I am so excited and proud of myself for starting this. I appreciate you for coming along with me!

Hope you enjoy these cookies as much as I enjoyed baking them!


pecan sandies laid out on a platter dusted with cocoa powder, roasted pecans and chocolate chips.

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chocolate covered pecan cookies

Easy Pecan Sandies with Chocolate

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Whip up this easy cookie dough for some bite-sized treats, or roll dough into a log wrapped in cling film and freeze until you’re ready to cut and bake them.

  • Total Time: 50 minute
  • Yield: 7 dozen 1x



1 1/2 cups softened butter

1 cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp almond extract

3 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 cup small roasted pecans

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or milk chocolate

2 tsp shortening


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment spread out pecans, and roast in the oven for 5 min. In my case I bought chopped pecans, I prefer mine in a fine dice, so after roasting and cooling I chopped them down even smaller. Think mini-chocolate chip size.
  3. Mix butter and sugar together until combined. You can use a mixer with a paddle, a hand mixer, or a wooden spoon if you dare.
  4. Add vanilla and almond extracts
  5. In another bowl sift together flour and salt, then add to combined butter and sugar.
  6. Add pecans, mix to combine into a dough.
  7. Roll flat onto a flour-dusted surface, wrap and chill in the fridge for 20-30 min.
  8. Roll dough to ½ in thick, cut out into any fun shapes you’d like. For this recipe, I used a 1-inch circle cookie cutter.
  9. Place cookies onto a parchment-lined baking sheet, bake for 15 min, or until edges are golden. Give about a half-inch of space between each cookie. Allow to cool on the baking sheet, this will make it easier for chocolate drizzling.
  10. After the cookies have cooled, melt chocolate chips and shortening in the microwave for 1 ½ minutes, stirring after a minute. Pour melted chocolate into Ziploc, cut bottom corner, and drizzle over the cookies. Getting a bit of chocolate in every bite is the most satisfying.
  • Author: April Brown
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15-18 minutes
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: pecan sandies recipe, pecan sandies, cookie recipe

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By on November 6th, 2021

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