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

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