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Meltaway Pecan Balls


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  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • Additional confectioners' sugar


Servings 6
Preparation time 40mins
Cooking time 56mins
Adapted from


Step 1

In a large bowl, cream the butter, confectioners' sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.
Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
Stir in pecans.
Refrigerate until chilled.
Roll into 1-in. balls and place on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake at 325° for 10-12 minutes or until set.
Roll warm cookies in additional confectioners' sugar; cool completely on wire racks.
Roll cooled cookies again in confectioners' sugar.

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