Pecan Sandies by
2 sticks butter, softened 1 cup vegetable oil 1 cup sugar 1 cup powdered sugar (sifted) 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 4 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cream of tartar 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups pecans, chopped 1/2 cup sugar, optional for decoration
Preheat oven to 325*F. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, vegetable oil, sugar and powdered sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt; stir into creamed mixture. Mix in the pecans. Roll dough into 1 inch balls in remaining sugar. Place the cookies 2 inches apart into ungreased cookie sheet. bake for 10-12 minutes in preheated oven, or until edges are golden. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.