Pecan Butter Balls

Sandy Young


This recipe came to me from Louise via Ethel, two Pensacola friends. I don't know how many times I have lost this recipe and then found it, sometimes too late for the holidays, when I bake Pecan Butter Balls. My losing and finding the recipe reminds me of a little saying that is my motto: "Those who are so proud of a neat desk will never know the sheer joy of finding something they thought had been lost forever!" The same goes for piles of recipes in the kitchen . . .


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20 Min


1 c
butter, softened
3 Tbsp
sifter confectioners' sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/8 tsp
almond extract
2 c
sifted all-purpose flour
1 c
chopped pecans
extra sifted confectioners' sugar to roll balls in

How to Make Pecan Butter Balls


  • 1Cream butter. Then add 3 tablespoons sifted confectioners' sugar, vanilla, and almond extract. Beat together.
  • 2Add sifted flour and chopped pecans.
  • 3Roll into tiny balls. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until done. Roll in powdered sugar while hot. Your hands will probably feel the heat! Makes about 6 dozen cookies.
  • 4This is one of my favorite cookie recipes, and I make these small, sweet cookies every Christmas. I always hope others will eat a lot of them because I could eat every one of them myself!

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About Pecan Butter Balls

Course/Dish: Cookies