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Pecan Butter Balls

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Ingredients

servings 182 cals
Original recipe yields 24 servings (4 1/2 dozen)

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Directions

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  1. Sift together into a medium sized bowl the flour, sugar and vanilla. Work in the margarine with a spoon or hands until well blended. Add chopped pecans and mix well.
  2. Shape dough into 1 inch balls and put on ungreased pans. Bake in a preheated 325 degree F (165 degrees C) oven for about 25 minutes or until pale brown. When slightly cool roll or shake in confectioners' sugar. Store in an air tight container.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 182 calories; 14.1 g fat; 13 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 88 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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So Tasty! My mom loved these cookies. I altered the recipe as suggested and used butter instead of margarine. I also creamed the butter before adding the dry ingredients and 1 3/4 cups of peca...

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I did not care for this recipe. It is easier in recipes where you cream the butter and sugar and then add the flour. The dough didn't turn out right both times I made it. I have tried other reci...

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I did not care for this recipe. It is easier in recipes where you cream the butter and sugar and then add the flour. The dough didn't turn out right both times I made it. I have tried other reci...

So Tasty! My mom loved these cookies. I altered the recipe as suggested and used butter instead of margarine. I also creamed the butter before adding the dry ingredients and 1 3/4 cups of peca...

My step-mother makes these, and they are fantastic. She does two things differently than this recipe, which I follow as well. We use 1 cup butter instead of margarine...I can't stand margarine...

I am making these cookies for the first time. I am working on my second batch. the first batch was a little tough to make into balls so I cut down the amount of pecans from 2 cups to 1 3/4 cups....

These could be the best cookies you ever ate - but they MUST be made with butter!!! I've been making this recipe for over 30 years, always with butter - they are a family favorite at Christmas. ...

If you don't dredge them in the powdered sugar they are just as good and better for you! They have such a little amount of sugar in them to begin with, even my diabetic husband can enjoy a coup...

My mom, and now me, have made these for many, many years. They are a wonderful butter cookie. Yes, you need to cream the butter and sugar together first. My old family recipe calls for a 325 ...

I thought these were good and very easy to make. I had no problems forming the dough at all. I'll probably make again.

A wonderful christmas cookie, no other can compare even slightly.