Why This Blog?


Come in and make yourself at home. I'm so happy to be able to share my recipes here with you.

I bake mostly cookies, quick breads, muffins and scones -- sometimes pie, sometimes cake, but nothing too fancy. I prefer simple recipes that call for ingredients that I already have in my kitchen.

These are the recipes I will share with you. They come from family and friends, magazine clippings saved through the years, favorite cookbooks, and other blogs.

I'm so glad you came to visit. Enjoy your stay!

Michael Ann

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Pecan Sandies

Here is another favorite that I like to make at Christmas time.  I  enjoy cookies that aren't too sweet and have wonderful flavor and texture. These are a great cookie to add to your trays or gift tins to balance out the fudge and Rocky Road.

This recipe comes from my trusty Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook.

Pecan Sandies
Makes 45-48

1 cup butter, room temperature
1/3 cup sugar
2 tsp water
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1 cup chopped pecans

*The dough needs to be refrigerated for 3 hrs.

Cream butter and sugar; add water and vanilla; mix well. Blend in flour then stir in nuts; chill 3 hrs.

Preheat oven to 325-F.  Shape into 1" balls (very small). Bake on ungreased cookie sheet about 20 minutes. Remove from pan; cool slightly; roll in powdered sugar. 

Happy Baking!


  1. Just wanted to pop in and let you know that my big green bowl is full of no-knead bread. I think of you every time I use it! Thanks for sharing all of your goodie recipes. I plan to use some of them for our celebration. Merry Christmas, Michael Ann!

  2. These look delicious! Last night, my daughter baked your peanut butter chocolate chip bundt cake and it was so, so very tasty. We just love peanut butter treats!


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