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Sorry this may be a no brainer but I'm planning on making a batch of pecan sandies and this recipie calls for one cup of butter (actually it calls for margarine but I never use margarine) and one cup of vegetable oil. I made this recipie about 6 months ago and although they tasted great, they had more of a cake-like texture. Does this have anything to do with the butter/vegetable oil combo? Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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  1. My guess is that the cake-like texture may have more to do with the quantity of egg in the recipe. I have a cookie recipe that calls for butter and vegetable oil, and the texture is lighter and crisper than an all-butter cookie.

    How many eggs does the recipe call for?

    1. The butter/veg oil combo has more to do with how much they spread or rise than the texture. I agree with previous comment re:eggs, also be sure to use a consistant scoop so the size is exactly what recipe says

      1. Pecan Sandies are named such because of a sandy texture, like shortbread. I would not use a recipe for these that calls for oil.