Chocolate Dipped Pecan Sandies Recipe


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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

5 from 1 vote
Pecan Sandies are a much-loved cookie but when turned into Chocolate Dipped Pecan Sandies they become a definite family favorite!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 30


  • 1 cup (226 g) butter, 2 sticks
  • 1/2 cup (57 g) confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 cups (240 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon (5 g) vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (114 g) chopped pecans

Chocolate for dipping:

  • 1 cup (170 g) chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon (12 g) 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.


Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 26mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings says:

    yum- these look so good!

  2. MIss says:

    I love pecan sandies and I know I’d love them even more dipped in chocolate!

  3. aimee @ shugarysweets says:

    I love your chocolate twist!!!

  4. Gina says:

    Oh I could eat those all day long. Yum!

  5. Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies says:

    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…

  6. Mary says:

    Looks delish…so glad you thought of this recipe combination!

  7. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen says:

    I’m a sucker for that extra sprinkle of salt on chocolate, so good!