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Pecan Butter Balls (Mexican Wedding Cookies)


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  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temp
  • 1/4 granulated cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped pecans or walnuts
  • powdered sugar for coating


Servings 65
Adapted from


Step 1

Cream butter and sugar together. Add salt and vanilla.

Slowly add the flour to the butter/sugar mixture just until it forms a dough. Add the chopped nuts and mix until just combined.

Roll dough into half inch balls and place on parchment lined cookie sheets about an inch apart.

Bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees F.

As soon as they come out of the oven, roll them in powdered sugar while the cookies are still hot. Be careful because the cookies are extremely hot and fragile. Place cookies on a cooling rack.

Once cookies have cooled completely, roll them in powdered sugar again.


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