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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Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
72
Yield:
72 servings
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Ingredients

72
Original recipe yields 72 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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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Nutrition Facts

112 calories; protein 1.2g; carbohydrates 10.7g; fat 7.4g; cholesterol 13.6mg; sodium 44.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2007
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 of a grape was the best. In the end we had a variety of sizes for the whole family. The little ones are best to just pop in your mouth without a big mess. The whole family enjoyed helping and eating them!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/08/2006
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. Read More
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