With their sandy, tender, melt-in-your-mouth texture and nutty maple pecan flavor, these pecan sandies make a great addition to any cookie platter this season.
The holidays are fast approaching and that means cookies are everywhere you turn. There’s no escaping it, December is cookie season and that means there will be parties to attend, and lots of cookies to make and eat.
So if you’re looking for something new to add to your cookie repertoire this year may I suggest these gluten-free maple pecan sandies?
Tender and filled with nutty pecans, sandies are a wonderful addition to any cookie platter. They’re a classic and a pleasant change of pace from the usual chocolate chip cookie. And while they may look plain and somewhat unassuming on the outside, their melt-in-your-mouth texture and buttery taste will win you over.
Sandies are also quite simple to make, which is always appreciated around this time of year. It’s the kind of recipe you’ll want to have in your back pocket when you need a batch of cookies the kids can get involved in since it’s a one bowl affair that doesn’t require any stand mixers, rolling pins or cookie cutters.
They bake up with crisp shortbread-like edges that give way to a softer, sandy center. A hint of both maple sugar and maple syrup gives the cookies a distinctive flavor that pairs so nicely with the finely chopped pecans. Not overly sweet, they make an excellent companion to a cup of tea or coffee.
Happy cookie making!