Makes 25-30 cookies
unsalted butter at room temperature
coarsely ground pecans
good vanilla extract
(about) confectioner's sugar
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.
Posted: Sat, Jan 4, 2014