Powdered sugar-covered pecan cookie balls. My favorite cookies that my Grandmother would make every holiday.



Original recipe yields 60 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.

  • Cream shortening in a bowl with an electric mixer. Add 1/2 cup powdered sugar gradually; cream thoroughly. Add flour, pecans, and vanilla extract and blend.

  • Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place on the prepared baking sheet, baking in batches if needed.

  • Bake in the preheated oven on one of the top racks until lightly golden, about 15 minutes, watching to be sure the bottoms do not burn.

  • Remove from the oven and roll in some of the remaining powdered sugar while still hot. Let cool, 10 to 20 minutes. Roll again in powdered sugar.

Cook's Note:

It's good to keep them bite-size because the powdered sugar gets everywhere if they are too big.

Nutrition Facts

65 calories; 4.4 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 0 mg sodium. 5.9 g carbohydrates; 0.6 g protein; Full Nutrition