Pecan Balls

Pecan Balls Recipe

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Kathy W


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".

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about 2 1/2 dozen


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


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.

About Pecan Balls

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