This cookie recipe is something my Mom makes every Christmas and now I make it, they are melt in your mouth good.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Time to chill: 1 hour

Cook time:  12 minutes

Makes 4-5 dozen cookies


1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

1/3 cup icing sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups flour

1 cup finely chopped pecans


1.  In a mixing bowl, cream butter.  Add icing sugar and vanilla.  Beat well.

2.  Add flour and chopped pecans.  Mix until well blended.  Chill dough.

3.  Form dough into 1 inch balls.  Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. 

4.  Bake at 325 degrees F for 12 minutes or until lightly browned.

5.  While still warm, roll in icing sugar or granulated sugar.  I prefer the granulated. Please make sure the pecan balls are still warm when rolling in sugar, otherwise the sugar won’t stick as well.

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