Monday, November 28, 2011

Pecan Butter Balls

These are a holiday favorite here at our house. They go by all sorts of names: Pecan butter balls, Russian tea balls, Meltaways, and Mexican Wedding Cakes. They are super easy to make. I'll be posting alot of items this month which I am baking to give you good ideas for holiday food gift giving. So stay tuned!

1 c. butter

2 tsp. vanilla

1/2 c. powdered sugar

1 tsp. salt

2 c. sifted flour

1 c. finely chopped pecans

powdered sugar

**Cream butter with salt and vanilla.

**Add 1/2 cup sugar gradually and cream well.

**Sift in flour and chopped nuts. Mix well.

**Shape stiff dough into balls and place on greased cookie sheet.

**Bake 350 degrees until light brown, 10-13 minutes, depending on size of cookie. When done remove hot from pan, let cool, and roll in powdered sugar.

**When cool store in airtight container.

1 Others Say::

lindalou said...

I know everybody loves these cookie balls, but they have just never been on my list. But plenty of people seem to love them.

Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful.