While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
Another day, another nutty cookie holiday - June 23 is National Pecan Sandies Day.
Simple yet elegant, these fine little cookies use flour, sugar, butter and toasted chopped pecans in the best possible way.
With their shortbread-esque texture, these make-your-home-smell-divine treats get their name from sables or "sand", delicate, crumbly French butter cookies - but you won't get a mouthful of sand biting into one.
These cookies are a treat all year long and very simple to make. In honor of the name, why not bake up a batch and take them along on your next shoreline stroll?
Then you'll have sand in between your toes, a smile on your face and you won't have to clean up the crumbs.
Who knew! Nothing better than dessert for breakfast (or for every meal)
Well I just happen to live in the self-proclaimed pecan capital of the world (San Saba, Texas) and it is pronounced puh-cahns here.
Val Yeah right on! Only Northerners call them "Pee – cans. :) I have been through San Saba many times and it truly is the pecan "puh-cahn" capital of the world. So if anyone knows the correct way to pronounce pecan, you folks would.
Always heard a pee-can was something a truck driver would need and a puh-can was a nut. "Tomayto/tomahto, potayto/potahto...let's call the whole thing off."
I've never had a pecan sandy. In fact, I'd never heard of them until watching "Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and hearing Danny Devito's character mention them.
I will, however, eat some pecans in their place. Probably on a salad – I'm thinking the Pecan Apple Chicken salad from Wendy's... is it lunch time yet?
and just ftr, i call 'em pee-cans, not puh-cahns (grew up with several trees in my yard :))
Skipping this day. Really don't like these cookies.
I will, however, go for some kind of cookie, if it's any consolation.
I love these cookies...
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