For cookies that will be a hit at your holiday celebration, try these delicious and easy-to-make pecan confections.
Downloads:Aunt Glo’s Pecan Balls
2 cups butter, softened
5 tablespoons sugar
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 cups ground pecans
4 cups all-purpose flour
Confectioners’ sugar for dusting
• Preheat oven to 275º. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment
paper. Set aside.
• In a large bowl and using an electric mixer at high speed, cream
the butter, sugar, and vanilla extract. Add ground pecans and
flour. Mix until combined. Roll into bite-size balls.
• Bake 20 to 25 minutes until cookies are brown on the bottom
but still pale on top. Remove from oven. Set aside to cool for
• In a large bowl, roll warm cookies in confectioners’ sugar. Cool
to room temperature, then roll a second time in confectioners’
sugar until cookies are fully coated.