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  • Writer's pictureBobbi Jo Lathan

Pecan Sandies

Updated: Dec 31, 2023

Mexican wedding cakes

When I was in Mexico City, Mexico doing Telenovelas, everyone called them Mexican Wedding Cookies. My Greek mother-in-law called them Kourabeithes. Us Southerners, well, we call ’em downright sweet and tasty! Oh… we also call them Pecan Sandies! Easy… Fun… and YUM!

Pecan Sandies

Recipe by: Bobbi Jo Lathan

Recipe type: Dessert

Cuisine: Southern


5 mins


10 mins


15 mins


Pecan Sandies

2 sticks Butter (softened)

6 tablespoons Sugar

2 cups Flour

1 teaspoon Vanilla

1⁄2 cup Pecans (chopped)

1⁄2 box Powdered Sugar


  1. Mix butter and sugar and vanilla.

  2. Add flour and chopped nuts all at once and mix into a doughy mixture.

  3. Spoon out some of the dough and work into a button-like shape, or whatever size you like. I like mine about 2 inches wide.

  4. Bake on a cookie sheet at 350° F for about 8 to 10 minutes ‘til just turning brown on bottom. You don’t want the whole cookie to be brown!

  5. Take off the cookie sheet and place on some waxed paper or a sheet of foil.

  6. When completely cooled, put the powdered sugar into a plastic bag and toss the cookies a few at a time in the powdered sugar ‘till completely coated. Everybody loves these cookies!

 Speaking of Sandies… well, another kind…

BJ & Gary


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