PECAN SANDIES

 

  • Cooking Time: 15
  • Servings:
  • Preparation Time:

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (4 oz) (113 g) Unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup (1.25 oz) (31g) Confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 1/3 cup (2.25 oz) (66 g) Light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large Egg yolk (save the white if you want to do an egg wash)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract or the Caviar of 1/2 Vanilla Bean
  • Pinch of Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Orange Oil or the zest of 1/2 Orange
  • 1 1/2 cups (7 oz) (188 g) AP Flour
  • 1/4 tsp Fleur de Sel
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 oz) (170g) Toasted Pecans; coarse ground
  • Egg White Wash
  • Demerara Sugar

Directions

  • Cream Butter, Confectioners' and Brown Sugar until fluffy.
  • Beat in the Egg Yolk, Vanilla, Cinnamon and Orange oil, mixing until well combined.
  • Add Fleur de Sel, Pecans and AP Flour, stirring to incorporate.
  • Divide dough in half,placing the first half of the dough on a sheet of wax paper and form a log.
  • Fold wax paper over and place a sheet pan near the base of the log.
  • Hold the bottom piece of the was paper and press down and forward with the edge of the sheet pan,
  • this will force the dough into an even log of about 1 1/2 - 2 inches in diameter.
  • Roll the log in the wax paper and chill for at least 2 hours (Repeat the process with the second half of the dough using a new piece for wax paper)
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Remove a dough log from the refrigerator and slice 1/4-1/3 inch thick.
  • Place on a parchment lined baking sheet (you can place them pretty close as they do not spread very much)
  • Brush the top with egg white wash and sprinkle with Demerara Sugar.
  • Bake 15 minutes, just until the edges start to brown.
  • After removing from the oven, leave the Sandies on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes before moving to a rack to cool completely.
  • Once cooled, brew some Espresso and consume with zeal!!

Notes

It's Pecan Sandie Day - June 23rd... :)

Pecan Sandie is a rustic version of the French Pecan Sable; Owing its flavor to coarsely ground toasted pecans and brown sugar.

A hint of Orange and a sprinkle of Demerara sugar take these delicious cookies to the next level of superb-ness.

Categories: Cookies  Dessert  Snack 

Website Credit: http://culinaryalchemist.blogspot.com/2009/06/pecan-sables-little-sister-pecan-sandie.html

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