8 Tbspunsalted butter (1 stick), at room temp,plus extra for greasing the cookie sheets
1 cunbleached all purpose flour
1 Tbspvanilla extract
1 cshelled pecans,chopped moderately fine
3/4 cconfectioner's sugar
How to Make Butterballs
- Preheat oven to 300. Grease one of two cookie sheets.
- Cream the butter. Beat in the honey; gradually mix in the flour and salt, then the vanilla. Add the pecans. Wrap the dough in plastic and chill for 1 hour.
- Form the balls by hand,the size of quarters. Place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Bake until golden brown, 35 to 40 minutes.
- Remove the cookie sheet from the oven; as soon as the cookies are cool enough to touch;roll in the confectioners' sugar. Allow to cool and roll again in sugar.