Christmas Cookie Day: Pecan Butter BallsPosted: December 10, 2012 | Author: egg me on | Filed under: cookies | Tags: Christmas, cookies, food, Holidays, pecans, recipes |6 Comments
It’s time for a snowball fight! Okay, not really. But these pecan butter balls do look a lot like little snowballs, especially since they’re covered in powdered sugar. But unlike a ball of ice, these cookies have chopped pecans inside. They’ll go perfectly with a hot cup of coffee or your afternoon tea. Or your morning hot-drink-of-choice for that matter. You could use walnuts or almonds, but then they won’t be pecan butter balls anymore.
Pecan Butter Balls
– 2 cups of flour
– ¼ cup of sugar
– ½ teaspoon of salt
– 1 cup (2 sticks) of margarine or butter
– 2 teaspoons of vanilla
– 2 cups of finely chopped pecans
– Powdered sugar, enough to cover the balls
Heat your oven to 325º.
Combine flour, sugar and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add the margarine and vanilla and mix together with a wooden spoon or a pastry cutter. Keep mashing it all together (this will take a few minutes) until a soft dough forms. Mix in pecans.
Shape into 1 inch balls and bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 25 minutes, or until firm and lightly browned on bottom. While still a little warm, roll or sprinkle the balls in powdered sugar. Let cool completely and then eat.
Lovely stuff Tommy. I think my problem would be the temptation to dunk them into coffee. Very tempting, very tempting.
It’s the holiday season, so giving in to (some) temptations are allowed!
Puhcan. Had to do that. These look awesome.
Haha. Yep, had to. Thanks Greg!
I definitely see the snowball resemblance! haha these sound awesome. Oh gosh, I don’t even want to think about how many Christmas cookies I’m going to eat this month..
Thanks Caroline! Haha, I don’t want to think about how many cookies I’ve ALREADY eaten this month. 😀