Pecan Balls Recipe

The pecan balls recipe should always be on a cookie tray for the holidays. There easy, and oh so good, they seem to melt in your mouth!


2 sticks (1 cup) salted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup finely chopped pecans

For Rolling:
Colored sugar or sifted powdered sugar.

Large bowl
Small bowl
Cookie sheets

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Step 2: In a large bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer set on medium-high speed for 30 seconds.
Step 3: Add granulated sugar and salt. Beat until combined.
Step 4: Beat in vanilla extract.
Step 5: Gradually beat in as much flour as you can, stir in remaining flour with spoon.
Step 6: Stir in chopped pecans.
Step 7: Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls. Place balls 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Step 8: Bake for 12 minutes or until bottoms just begin to brown.
Step 9: Place colored sugar or powdered sugar in a small bowl.
Step 10: Roll each warm ball in sugar and transfer to a cooling surface.

Makes 6 dozen balls.