Pecan Balls Recipe

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Pecan Balls

Kathy W

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@Kattyw

I don't remember where the recipe came from, but they are always a favorite. I always make them at Christmas time (but they are good anytime).

They are also known as "Mexican Wedding Cakes" and "Russian Tea Cakes".


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Serves:

about 2 1/2 dozen

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 1/4 c
confectioners' sugar, divided
1/2 c
butter, softened
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
all purpose flour
1/8 tsp
salt
1 c
finely chopped pecans

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a mixing bowl, cream together 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar and butter with an electric mixer until smooth.
2
Add vanilla and blend well.
3
Add flour and salt; blend well.
4
Stir in pecans. Cover and refrigerate about 1 hour.
5
Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets or line with parchment paper or silpat.
6
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place on baking sheets. Bake 17 minutes, or until lightly browned.
7
Remove from baking sheets. Carefully roll each ball in remaining confectioners' sugar to coat.
8
Allow to cool slightly, then roll again in confectioners' sugar. Store in airtight container.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: American