Sandies: A Bite of Buttery Bliss

Imagine a soft and crumbly cookie like a cloud with a buttery richness that melts on your tongue. That’s the magic of Sandies, a classic treat that’s simple yet oh-so-satisfying.

A Symphony of Textures:

The first touch of a Sandie is a gentle crumble, its delicate exterior giving way to a soft, melt-in-your-mouth interior. Each bite is a delightful dance of textures, with the crumbly edges contrasting with the pillowy softness.

A Nutty Delight:

Chopped nuts, pecans, walnuts, or almonds add a delightful crunch and a touch of earthy flavor. They dot the cookie like tiny treasures, adding a satisfying textural surprise with every bite.

Sweetness with a Hint of Spice:

Confectioners’ sugar keeps the sweetness subtle, leaving room for the other flavors to shine. A touch of vanilla extract adds a warm, comforting aroma and a hint of floral sweetness. And then there’s the magic ingredient: water. This unexpected addition helps create the cookie’s signature crumbly texture, making it melt in your mouth like a dream.

Simple Elegance:

The beauty of Sandies lies in their simplicity. With just a handful of readily available ingredients, you can quickly whip up a batch of these delightful cookies. No fancy equipment or complicated techniques needed, just a little love and a bowl of batter.

Endless Versatility:

Sandies are the perfect canvas for your culinary creativity. Add a pinch of cinnamon for a warm, spiced twist. Dip them in melted chocolate for a decadent treat. Or, swap out the confectioners’ sugar with sea salt for a delightful sweet-and-salty balance.

More Than Just a Cookie:

Sandies are more than just a delicious treat; they’re a taste of home, a reminder of childhood memories, and a symbol of comfort. They’re the cookies your grandma baked, the ones you shared with friends after school, and the ones you baked for loved ones to share a moment of sweetness.

So, preheat your oven, gather ingredients, and whip up a batch of Sandies. With every bite, you’ll savor the buttery goodness, the nutty surprise, and the pure joy of a simple cookie that’s anything but ordinary.

Bonus Tip: For a decadent treat, sandwich your Sandies with a dollop of your favorite jam or frosting. You won’t regret it!


A vintage handwritten recipe for Sandies, the perfect cookie for any event. These Sandies are made with butter, chopped nuts, confectioners' sugar, flour, vanilla, and water.
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  • 1 cup butter (I use 2 sticks oleo)
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp water


  • Mix all with softened butter.
  • Roll in 1 1/2-inch rolls (I use my fingers) and bake in slow oven, 350-degrees, until lightly browned.
  • When done, cool slightly and roll in confectioners' sugar.

Kitchen Helper 2

Large Mixing Bowl
Wooden Spoons
Cookie Sheet
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Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Christmas Cookies, Cookie, Pecans

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  1. Finally! At 70 years of age, I’ve found your cookie recipe my dear Mother in law made every Christmas! Thankyou! ❤️🌺🌸🌹

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