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What is a good recipe for Keebler Sandies shortbread cookies?

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To make a recipe identical in taste to Keebler Pecan Sandies, first preheat the oven to 350 F. Mix 1 3/4 cup flour, 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar and 1/2 teaspoon baking soda together, and put aside. Cream 1/2 cup of vegetable shortening with 1/2 cup white sugar and 1/2 cup powdered sugar until the mixture is fluffy. Then, add 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1/4 teaspoon salt and one beaten egg to the mixture, beating it until smooth.

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Add the flour mixture to this sugar mixture in thirds, taking care to beat the mixture until it is mixed completely after each addition. Stir 1/2 cup of finely chopped pecans into the mixture. Be sure to use a strong spoon, as the dough is thick. Then chill the dough for 30 to 45 minutes. Roll dough into balls measuring 1 to 1 1/4 inches, and place them on an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten the balls to 1/4-inch thickness. Bake the cookies for 12 to 15 minutes until they are a slight golden color. Remove the cookies from the oven, and transfer to a cooling rack. Allow the cookies to cool completely, and store in an airtight container. This recipe yields 48 cookies.

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