My mother’s pecan sandies have always been one of my favorite cookies. Light and crumbly, buttery and delicious. They practically melt in your mouth. But, the other day I decided to make Chocolate Dipped Pecan Sandies with a pinch of sea salt sprinkled over the top. Oh – maaa – garsh!




That’s all there is to it.

I’m definitely loving this salted chocolate twist on the classic pecan sandies recipe.

I’m just wondering why I hadn’t thought of it before now!




Here’s how you make these out of this world Chocolate Dipped Pecan Sandies. I hope you love them, too!


Chocolate Dipped Pecan Sandies Recipe

Pecan Sandies are a much-loved cookie but when turned into Chocolate Dipped Pecan Sandies they become a definite family favorite!

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Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Servings: 30
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


  • 1 cup butter 2 sticks
  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Chocolate for dipping:

  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • sea salt


  • Preheat oven to 350º F.
  • Cream together butter and sugar with electric mixer until light in color and fluffy.
  • Add flour, mixing well to ensure well-combined. Add vanilla and then gently mix in pecans.
  • Scoop teaspoon of dough and roll between your palms to form a ball.
  • Place on parchment lined baking pan and bake 10 minutes, or until lightly golden.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
  • For Dipping:
  • Place chocolate chips and shortening into a microwave safe bowl. Heat on 60% power in 30 second increments, stirring in between each time until chocolate is smooth when stirring. Remove from microwave for dipping.
  • Dip each of the pecan sandies into the chocolate and place onto a platter onto the baking sheet to dry. Sprinkle with sea salt.
  • Store cookies in an airtight container.
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  1. Okay, I love pecan sandies, so why have I never thought to dip them in chocolate?! Brilliant! And sea salt too! Ooh, these look so good…

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