Pecan Butter Balls

Sandy Young


This recipe came to me from Louise via Ethel, two Pensacola friends. I don't know how many times I have lost this recipe and then found it, sometimes too late for the holidays, when I bake Pecan Butter Balls. My losing and finding the recipe reminds me of a little saying that is my motto: "Those who are so proud of a neat desk will never know the sheer joy of finding something they thought had been lost forever!" The same goes for piles of recipes in the kitchen . . .


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20 Min


1 c
butter, softened
3 Tbsp
sifter confectioners' sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/8 tsp
almond extract
2 c
sifted all-purpose flour
1 c
chopped pecans
extra sifted confectioners' sugar to roll balls in

Directions Step-By-Step

Cream butter. Then add 3 tablespoons sifted confectioners' sugar, vanilla, and almond extract. Beat together.
Add sifted flour and chopped pecans.
Roll into tiny balls. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until done. Roll in powdered sugar while hot. Your hands will probably feel the heat! Makes about 6 dozen cookies.
This is one of my favorite cookie recipes, and I make these small, sweet cookies every Christmas. I always hope others will eat a lot of them because I could eat every one of them myself!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies