Pecan Butter Balls

Sandy Young

By
@CerrillosSandy

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 . . .

Photo: culinate.com/...pecan_butterballs


Featured Pinch Tips Video

Comments:

Cook:

20 Min

Ingredients

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

1
Cream butter. Then add 3 tablespoons sifted confectioners' sugar, vanilla, and almond extract. Beat together.
2
Add sifted flour and chopped pecans.
3
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.
4
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