These are melt in your mouth goodies.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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

182.3 calories; 2 g protein; 13 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 87.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (34)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2009
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 pecans. These were delicious! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/22/2007
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 recipes where you cream the butter and sugar and will stick with those...they are easier to make and taste better! Read More
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42 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2009
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 pecans. These were delicious! Read More
(22)
Rating: 2 stars
12/22/2007
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 recipes where you cream the butter and sugar and will stick with those...they are easier to make and taste better! Read More
(32)
Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2009
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 pecans. These were delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2011
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. Also we use 2 tsp vanilla instead of the 1/2 tsp called for in this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2009
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. They literally melt on your tongue. Yummy!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2009
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. Much easier to form into balls. Thanks for the recipe. They taste great!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2008
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 couple on occasion. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/02/2013
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 degree oven and bake for 18-20 minutes. They are light and creamy - dreamy too! I've actually made some with walnuts as my husband isn't too excited about pecans. Both are great - pecans just a little bit better in my opinion. I roll in powdered sugar when they first come out of the oven and then after they've cooled I sprinkle with more powdered sugar. Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/02/2008
I thought these were good and very easy to make. I had no problems forming the dough at all. I'll probably make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/14/2005
I thought these were fairly easy to make i did have a little trouble getting the dough to form (might have been my altitude) they tasted great though thanks! Read More
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