Kay’s Sandies

Preparation info

  • 3 dozen

    • Difficulty


Appears in

The New Basics Cookbook

By Sheila Lukins and Julee Rosso

Published 1989

  • About

One of those childhood packaged cookies that we craved until Julee’s mother-in-law, Kay, made these crisp nutty wonders. Now we’re spoiled …


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • cup granulated sugar<


  1. Combine the butter and both sugars in a mixing bowl, and cream until smooth and pale yellow.
  2. Stir in the water and vanilla. Then add the flour and pecans, mixing until the dough is thick and creamy.
  3. Wrap the dough in waxed paper, and chill in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 hours.
  4. Preheat the oven to