Pecan Balls

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

Pecan Balls
about 72 cookies
45 mins
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  • 1 cup butter (no substitutes), softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 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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