Keebler Pecan Sandies

Keebler Pecan Sandies can be made this simply at home. Keebler Pecan Sandies are great with a cup of coffee.  Keebler Pecan Sandies taste so much better when they are fresh out of the oven.

Keebler Pecan Sandies

You can make Keebler Pecan Sandies in your own kitchen.

Keebler Pecan Sandies

You can make Keebler Pecan Sandies in your own kitchen.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cookies, Shortbread
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 48
Calories: 57kcal


  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup Finely Chopped Pecans


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  • Measure flour, cream of tartar, and baking soda together and set aside. Beat vegetable shortening and sugars together until fluffy. Add vanilla, salt, and egg to sugars and butter mixture beat until smooth. 
  • Add flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar to sugar and shortening mixture about a third at a time. Beat until completely mixed through. The dough will seem a little thick. 
  • Stir pecans into cookie dough with a spoon and blend well. Chill dough for 30 - 45 minutes. Roll cookie dough into a 1 - 1 1/4 inch balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten balls to 1/4 inch thick. Bake in a preheated oven for 12 - 15 minutes until they are slightly golden.


Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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  1. Sadie

    4 stars
    I really like these cookies. I substitute butter for the shortening because I was out of shortening. They were still really good. This recipe does not yield 48 cookies as stated. I made them the size suggested. I only got 2 dozen cookies.

  2. Sandra Davis

    3 stars
    I made this recipe today and there is absolutely no way this will make 48 regular size cookies. Mine are probaby a little thicker just to get them to flatten out properly and it made 16 cookies. They are ok but honestly I would rather stick to oversized Mexican Wedding Cookies or some call them Snowballs for the better flavor which uses butter.

  3. karenb

    Wish you would list dry ingredients by weight. Scoop & sweep method for measuring flour is NEVER reliable. Everyone scoops differently and a few Tablespoons off can ruin a recipe. Even Martha Stewart DOES NOT USE THIS SCOOP & SWEEP METHOD!

    1 Cup of AP Flour weighs 120 g (according to most web sites).
    1 Cup Scoop & Sweep weighs significantly more!

    Try it & see for yourself.

  4. joann Peschke

    5 stars
    The instructions stated butter so I added 4 tablespoons. We are really enjoying the cookie. Very good.

  5. Christine

    I just made these cookies and they taste nothing like the Keebler Sandies. The Keebler cookies taste buttery…there is no butter in these cookies. Vegetable shortening is a poor substitute. I may make these cookies again, substituting butter for the shortening, but as it is, this recipe was disappointing.

  6. carol

    I am making this right now, and the dough is the consistency of pie dough, before adding any liquid…have no clue what do do, but maybe add a little water???

  7. TerryH

    Thank you for the recipes! It allows me to make the food my family loves for less $$$ and with better ingredients. I can’t believe some of these manufacturers still use hydrogenated oils, MSG, and ingredients that do not sound like food and are not found in most home kitchens. Thanks, again!

  8. Kelly

    I was making the cookies and was following the directions and noticed it said butter in directions but didn’t have butter in the ingredients…am I missing something?

  9. Carol Hall

    Oh yeah, try to beat the poor keebler elfs out of a few bucks. They can’t pay the mortgage on there tree house and will get evicted.

  10. Armanette

    I don’t know what went wrong w/my cookies, but they came out crumbly :'(. I followed the recipe to the letter and it didn’t form into a dough.

    • Carrie

      5 stars
      Instead of 1 3/4 cup flour I added 1 cup flour and 1/2 cup cornstarch for a crisper cookie…they were awesome! Makes a great cheesecake crust too!

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