Simple Pecan Butterball Cookies

Pecan Butter Cookies
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  • 25 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4 Dozen (48 servings)
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Pecans give these delicious little butter cookies extra texture and flavor. The cookies are rolled in confectioners' sugar after they come out of the oven.

What You'll Need

  • 8 ounces butter (softened)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar (plus more for rolling)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (sifted)
  • 2 cups pecans (chopped)

How to Make It

  1. Cream butter and stir in vanilla. Gradually work in 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar and flour. Add chopped pecans and work into the dough. Pinch off dough and roll to form balls about the size of a quarter.
  2. Place on greased or parchment-lined baking sheets; bake at 300 F for 10 minutes, then increase the heat to 325 F and bake for 5 to 10 more minutes.
  3. Roll the cookies in confectioners' sugar after they've cooled.

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    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 82
    Total Fat 7 g
    Saturated Fat 3 g
    Unsaturated Fat 3 g
    Cholesterol 10 mg
    Sodium 30 mg
    Carbohydrates 4 g
    Dietary Fiber 1 g
    Protein 1 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)