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This is my brother-in-law's favorite recipe passed down from grandmother to daughter in my wife's family for years.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen cookies
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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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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Beat shortening, butter, and white sugar together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy; add eggs and vanilla extract and beat until smooth. Sift flour and salt into creamed butter mixture and stir just until dough is combined; fold in pecans. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and arrange on a baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, about 20 minutes. Cool cookies slightly and roll in confectioners' sugar. Cool cookies completely and roll again in confectioners' sugar.

Cook's Note:

You may substitute shortening for the butter.

Nutrition Facts

234 calories; protein 2.9g; carbohydrates 23.2g; fat 14.4g; cholesterol 30.8mg; sodium 144.1mg. Full Nutrition
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