Chocolate Pecan Sandies Secret Kiss Cookies

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Chocolate Pecan Sandies Secret Kiss Cookies have a secret surprise inside. These luscious chocolate cookies are stuffed with a chocolate kiss. This hidden treat inside makes these cookies irresistible!

Chocolate Pecan Sandies Secret Kiss Cookies

Chocolate Pecan Sandies Secret Kiss Cookies

If you’re unfamiliar with Pecan Sandies, they are a simple vanilla shortbread cookie with crushed pecans in the dough. They’re often rolled in confections sugar and look much like a snowball. Pecan Sandies were popular in the 50s and 60s most often showing up on cookie trays at Christmas. You may know them as Mexican Wedding Cookies, Russian Teacakes, Wedding Cookies, or Pecan Sandies.

Some people may say that Pecan Sandies and Mexican Wedding Cookies are different, but around the area where I live, they are the same recipe.

I based this recipe on the basic Pecan Sandies. However, I wanted to make these cookies different and really special. Therefore, I added cocoa powder to the dough and made cookie chocolate. As well, I hid a chocolate kiss inside!

Chocolate Pecan Sandies

Chocolate Pecan Sandies Secret Kiss Cookies

This cookie bakes beautifully and is two to three bites in size. This way, each bite is filled with the luscious chocolate hiding in the center.

Additionally, you could make a glaze or roll them in confectioners’ sugar. To be honest, I was so excited to try one I forgot all about the glaze. They don’t need it.

There’s something extra special about an innocent, ordinary-looking cookie on the outside but one bite in it greets you with a luscious surprise on the inside!

What you’ll need

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  • butter at room temperature
  • granulated sugar
  • flour sifted. (sifted then measured)
  • vanilla
  • finely chopped pecans
  • unsweetened cocoa powder
  • chocolate kisses

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Chocolate Pecan Sandies Secret Kiss Cookies

Chocolate Pecan Sandies Secret Kiss Cookies

Chocolate Pecan Sandies Secret Kiss Cookies is a luscious cookie with a secret! It has a decadent chocolate kiss in the center.
Author: Paula
5 from 10 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
refrigerate: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 36 cookies
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  • 1 cup butter at room temperature
  • 5 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 cups flour sifted. (sifted then measured)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 and 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 12-ounce bag chocolate kisses


  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until smooth. 
  • Add the vanilla and mix well.
  • Slowly add the flour, cocoa, and pecans and beat until mixed well.
  • Take about 1 tablespoon dough and form it into a ball around 1 kiss. Place cookie on a flat surface and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. 
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool. You can roll in confectioners sugar or glaze with a chocolate glaze if desired. 


Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 158IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    I loved the chocolate kiss in the middle of these, went great with the pecan cookies!

  2. 5 stars
    Oh, these cookies look divine!!! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!!

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