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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    1   cup 
    butter (no substitutes), softened
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    1/2  cup 
    granulated sugar
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    1/4  teaspoon 
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    2   teaspoons 
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    2   cups 
    all-purpose flour
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    1   cup 
    finely chopped pecans
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    Powdered sugar

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.
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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