Pecan Sandies

from Penzeys Spices

Grandpa Bill Penzey Sr.'s favorite cookies. He likes the big, which means less rolling. He also likes them with mini chocolate chips - add 1/2 cup if you'd like.

      1 cup butter
    1/3 cup granulated sugar
      2 teaspoons water
      1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
      2 cups sifted flour
      1 cup chopped pecans
      1 cup powdered sugar

Cream butter and sugar. Add water and pure vanilla extract and mix well. Blend in flour and nuts. Chill the dough for at least 1 hour. Shape the dough into small balls or crescent shapes. Bake on an ungreased sheet at 325F for about 20 minutes. Remove from the pan and cool slightly. Roll in or sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Yield: about 5 dozen.
Prep. time: 10 minutes plus 1 hour for chilling.
Baking time: 20 minutes per pan.