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

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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

  • 1Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • 2In a large bowl, cream the butter and superfine sugar until light. Gradually add the flour, ground pecans and vanilla, and mix well.
  • 3Shape 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.
  • 4Gently 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.
  • 5Put the confectioner's sugar in a flatish bowl. When cool, roll each cookie in the confectioner's sugar.
  • 6Depending 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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