I got this butter ball recipe from my mother-in-law who is Greek. I make a double batch every Christmas and my hubby eats most of them. Enjoy!

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a medium bowl, cream the butter and confectioners' sugar together. Stir in the vanilla, then the flour, then the pecans.

  • Roll dough into walnut sized balls and insert a clove into each one. Place on an unprepared cookie sheet and bake for 15 to 18 minutes in the preheated oven. Roll the cookies in powdered sugar while they are still hot. Remove cloves before serving or warn guests to remove them.

Nutrition Facts

209.5 calories; 2.2 g protein; 17.7 g carbohydrates; 27.1 mg cholesterol; 7.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Rating: 4 stars
10/20/2003
These are just great! Quick and easy plus everyone in my family loves them! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/06/2005
I followed the directions only to end up with a rather bland cookie. They were also quite dry and tended to fall apart when I picked them up. Only a few were eaten and I had to throw the rest away. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 4 stars
10/20/2003
These are just great! Quick and easy plus everyone in my family loves them! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/20/2003
These are just great! Quick and easy plus everyone in my family loves them! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/14/2009
The only thing tht I do different is add 7 tbls of conf. sugar and 7 tbls of water that way the don't fall apart. I also omit the nuts and cloves. After they cool good I put conf. sugar in a bag and put cokkies in the bag so tney are covered in the sugar!! Awesome! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/06/2005
I followed the directions only to end up with a rather bland cookie. They were also quite dry and tended to fall apart when I picked them up. Only a few were eaten and I had to throw the rest away. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2010
my grandmother used to make these. But it was done with 1 lb butter as base. easier to measure. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2011
This one is the best one that I have found on this site. I used it in my food processor and it came out well blended; the butter melted well and baked uniform. But the form on this site would not let me add the stars to rate it. Read More
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