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unsalted butter at room temperature
coarsely ground pecans
good vanilla extract
(about) confectioner's sugar
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
In a large bowl, cream the butter and superfine sugar until light. Gradually add the flour, ground pecans and vanilla, and mix well.
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.
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.
Put the confectioner's sugar in a flatish bowl. When cool, roll each cookie in the confectioner's sugar.
Depending on the size of the pecan balls, you should get 28-30 balls per batch.
Last Updated: Sun, Jan 5, 2014