PECAN BALLS

Pecan Balls Recipe

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These are also called Mexican Wedding Cakes, and they're my favorite cookie. A cup of hot chocolate laced with a smidge of cognac and a plate of these cookies in front of a roaring fire on a cold winter's night. Nothing better.

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Serves:
Makes 25-30 cookies
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 stick
    unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp
    superfine sugar
  • 1 c
    coarsely ground pecans
  • 1 Tbsp
    good vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    (about) confectioner's sugar

How to Make PECAN BALLS

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and superfine sugar until light. Gradually add the flour, ground pecans and vanilla, and mix well.
  3. Shape into 1" balls, and put 2" apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the edges just turn a very light golden brown.
  4. Gently remove the cookies from the baking sheet and put on a cake rack to cool completely. Don't get too excited about this step or the cookies will crumble.
  5. Put the confectioner's sugar in a flatish bowl. When cool, roll each cookie in the confectioner's sugar.
  6. Depending on the size of the pecan balls, you should get 28-30 balls per batch.

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About PECAN BALLS

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




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