Pecan Cookie Balls

Ingredients
Makes 4 dozen

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups pecans, finely chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 


Beat butter in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add 1/2 cup of the sugar, vanilla, nutmeg and salt; beat until well blended. Stir in flour and pecans.


Shape into 1-inch balls. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 15 minutes. 


Remove from baking sheets. Immediately roll hot cookies in remaining 2 cups sugar. Place sugared cookies on wire racks to cool. When cool, roll again in sugar.


by The Savvy Kitchen

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