Buttery Pecan Cookie Balls
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 36-40 cookies
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar, divided
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. nutmeg
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1½ cups finely chopped pecans
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the butter until it is light and fluffy.
  3. Add ½ cup confectioners sugar and vanilla and mix well.
  4. Add the flour, salt, nutmeg and pecans, blend well.
  5. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place 1 inch apart.
  6. Bake 15 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately start rolling the cookies into the rest of the powdered sugar. Place sugared cookies on a wire rack to cool. When cooled completely, roll again in the sugar.
  7. If you want to make the cinnamon version, add ½ tsp. cinnamon to the cookie dough, then add another ½ tsp. cinnamon to the powdered sugar to roll the cookies in.
  8. ENJOY!!
Adapted from mccormick.com
Recipe by Sugar n' Spice Gals at https://sugar-n-spicegals.com/2014/05/buttery-pecan-cookie-balls.html