Pecan Balls

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

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Makes:
72 servings
Yields:
about 72 cookies
Prep:
45 mins
Bake:
12 mins 350°F
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Pecan Balls

Ingredients
1
cup butter (no substitutes), softened
1/4
teaspoon salt
2
teaspoons vanilla
1
cup finely chopped pecans

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 Facts

(Pecan Balls)
    Per serving:
  • 52 kcal cal.,
  • 4 g fat
  • (2 g sat. fat,
  • 7 mg chol.,
  • 36 mg sodium,
  • 4 g carb.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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