Dutch Pecan Sandies

Dutch Pecan Sandies

March 10, 2015

Sing along…100 Pecan Sandies in a box, 100 Pecan Sandies. Take one out, dangerously good, 99 Pecan Sandies in a box. 99 Pecan Sandies in a box 99 Pecan Sandies. Take one out, swallow it down, 98 Pecan Sandies in a box.

Instructions

PECAN SANDIE COOKIE DOUGH

  • I don’t know about you, but I love the smell of browning butter

Filtering the browned butter.
Filtering the browned butter.
  • The open air refrigerator (that means outside) did a beautiful job super chilling the butter.
Set browned butter.
Set browned butter.
  • Grinding the pecans, flour and all the rest to a coarse grind seemed counter intuitive, knowing that I would be rolling the dough. Wouldn’t the coarse nuts make rolling the dough difficult? I didn’t realize that we would be rolling the dough ⅜ inch thick. That’s really thick–almost ½ inch.
Set browned butter.
Set browned butter.
Butter and sugars.
Butter and sugars.
  • Still, the dough was rough and craggy, but it held together well enough.
Pecan Sandies cookie dough.
Pecan Sandies cookie dough.
  • I really had to knead it well to get it to hold. I worried that I was ruining the texture over working the dough like this. I chilled the dough overnight.
Dutch pecan sandies cookie dough.
Dutch pecan sandies cookie dough.

ROLL THE DOUGH AND CUT THE COOKIES

  • I felt mathematically challenged trying to figure out ⅜ inch thickness. I was confusing 1/8th for 1/16th and I must have taken me 15 minutes to figure it out. I was grateful to own a set of Pastry Wands because I had no feel for 3/8 inch thickness.
Rolling out and cutting the pecan sandies.
Rolling out and cutting the pecan sandies.

BAKING THE PECAN SANDIES

Ready to bake the pecan sandies.
Ready to bake the pecan sandies.
Sugar and cinnamon.
Sugar and cinnamon.
I really like how thick they are.
I really like how thick they are.
  • My batch only made 24 of the most delicious cookies. So delicious.
Dutch Pecan Sandies, The Finer Cookie.
Dutch Pecan Sandies, The Finer Cookie.
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