Pecan Balls

Pecan Balls Recipe

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Kathy W

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I don't remember where the recipe came from, but they are always a favorite. I always make them at Christmas time (but they are good anytime).

They are also known as "Mexican Wedding Cakes" and "Russian Tea Cakes".

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
about 2 1/2 dozen
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • 1 1/4 c
    confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 1/2 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/8 tsp
    salt
  • 1 c
    finely chopped pecans

How to Make Pecan Balls

Step-by-Step

  1. In a mixing bowl, cream together 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar and butter with an electric mixer until smooth.
  2. Add vanilla and blend well.
  3. Add flour and salt; blend well.
  4. Stir in pecans. Cover and refrigerate about 1 hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets or line with parchment paper or silpat.
  6. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place on baking sheets. Bake 17 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  7. Remove from baking sheets. Carefully roll each ball in remaining confectioners' sugar to coat.
  8. Allow to cool slightly, then roll again in confectioners' sugar. Store in airtight container.

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About Pecan Balls

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




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