Recipe by Kathy Farmer
"These are melt in your mouth goodies."
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confectioners' sugar for decoration
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!
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!
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.
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!!!!
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!!
I thought these were good and very easy to make. I had no problems forming the dough at all. I'll probably make again.
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.
A wonderful christmas cookie, no other can compare even slightly.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Pecan Butter Balls
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 127
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