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Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"My Great-Aunt Hilda makes this recipe every Christmas, and everybody just raves about it! Kipplens taste a lot like Mexican wedding cakes...but I like them better. Kipplens really do melt in your mouth! Plus, they are easy to make-an advantage for me because I have two small children at home and also like to quilt, cross-stitch and work in my garden."
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35 m servings
Original recipe yields 72 servings


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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar; add flour, vanilla, pecans and salt. Mix well. Roll dough into 1-in. balls and place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 325 degrees F for 17-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool cookies slightly before rolling them in confectioners' sugar.


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Yummy! The dough is a little hard to work with, but very much worth the effort. At first I was making them too big, and so I just kept making them smaller each batch until I found that the size...

The dough wasn't moist enough. The balls would just crumble. I added a little water to help the dough stick together. I also made the cookies a little bigger and just cooked them longer.