Pecan Balls Recipe

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PECAN BALLS

KAIT H

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@KAITI

These are also called Mexican Wedding Cakes, and they're my favorite cookie. A cup of hot chocolate laced with a smidge of cognac and a plate of these cookies in front of a roaring fire on a cold winter's night. Nothing better.


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Serves:

Makes 25-30 cookies

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 stick
unsalted butter at room temperature
2 Tbsp
superfine sugar
1 c
coarsely ground pecans
1 Tbsp
good vanilla extract
1 c
(about) confectioner's sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
2
In a large bowl, cream the butter and superfine sugar until light. Gradually add the flour, ground pecans and vanilla, and mix well.
3
Shape into 1" balls, and put 2" apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the edges just turn a very light golden brown.
4
Gently remove the cookies from the baking sheet and put on a cake rack to cool completely. Don't get too excited about this step or the cookies will crumble.
5
Put the confectioner's sugar in a flatish bowl. When cool, roll each cookie in the confectioner's sugar.
6
Depending on the size of the pecan balls, you should get 28-30 balls per batch.

About this Recipe

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