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Pecan Butter Balls Recipe

Pecan Butter Balls

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"These are melt in your mouth goodies."

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Original recipe makes 4 1/2 dozen Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Sift together into a medium sized bowl the flour, sugar and vanilla. Work in the margarine with a spoon or hands until well blended. Add chopped pecans and mix well.
  2. Shape dough into 1 inch balls and put on ungreased pans. Bake in a preheated 325 degree F (165 degrees C) oven for about 25 minutes or until pale brown. When slightly cool roll or shake in confectioners' sugar. Store in an air tight container.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 28, 2009

So Tasty! My mom loved these cookies. I altered the recipe as suggested and used butter instead of margarine. I also creamed the butter before adding the dry ingredients and 1 3/4 cups of pecans. These were delicious!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 22, 2007

I did not care for this recipe. It is easier in recipes where you cream the butter and sugar and then add the flour. The dough didn't turn out right both times I made it. I have tried other recipes where you cream the butter and sugar and will stick with those...they are easier to make and taste better!

 
Dec 17, 2011

My step-mother makes these, and they are fantastic. She does two things differently than this recipe, which I follow as well. We use 1 cup butter instead of margarine...I can't stand margarine. Also, we use 2 tsp vanilla, instead of the 1/2 tsp called for in this recipe.

 
Nov 23, 2009

I am making these cookies for the first time. I am working on my second batch. the first batch was a little tough to make into balls so I cut down the amount of pecans from 2 cups to 1 3/4 cups. Much easier to form into balls. Thanks for the recipe. They taste great!!!!

 
Dec 21, 2009

These could be the best cookies you ever ate - but they MUST be made with butter!!! I've been making this recipe for over 30 years, always with butter - they are a family favorite at Christmas. They literally melt on your tongue. Yummy!!

 
Mar 02, 2008

I thought these were good and very easy to make. I had no problems forming the dough at all. I'll probably make again.

 
Dec 22, 2008

If you don't dredge them in the powdered sugar they are just as good and better for you! They have such a little amount of sugar in them to begin with, even my diabetic husband can enjoy a couple on occasion.

 
Dec 22, 2006

A wonderful christmas cookie, no other can compare even slightly.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 182 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 14.1 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 88 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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