Pecan Balls

Look familiar? These classic cookies have made appearances at Christmas parties for decades.



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Servings: 72
Yield: about 72 cookies
Prep Time: 45 mins
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Ingredients
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    1   cup 
    butter (no substitutes), softened
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    1/2  cup 
    granulated sugar
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    salt
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    2   teaspoons 
    vanilla
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    2   cups 
    all-purpose flour
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    1   cup 
    finely chopped pecans
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    Powdered sugar

Directions
1.
Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Beat butter in large mixing bowl with electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar and salt; beat until combined. Beat in vanilla. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour with a wooden spoon. Stir in pecans.
2.
Shape slightly rounded teaspoons of dough into balls the size of large grapes. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in preheated oven about 12 minutes or until bottoms just begin to brown. Transfer to wire rack; cool. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Makes about 72 cookies.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 52, Fat, total (g) 4, chol. (mg) 7, sat. fat (g) 2, carb. (g) 4, vit. A (RE) 21, sodium (mg) 36, iron (mg) 0, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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