Simple Pecan Butterball Cookies

Pecan Butterball Cookies piled on plate

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  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Servings: 48 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
82 Calories
7g Fat
4g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 48
Amount per serving
Calories 82
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 30mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 1g
Calcium 8mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.


  • 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)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients and preheat the oven at 300 F.

    Pecan Butterball Cookies ingredients
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  2. Cream the butter and stir in the vanilla.

    Mixer creaming butter
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  3. Gradually work in the confectioner's sugar and flour.

    Confectioners' sugar and flour mixed in bowl
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  4. Add chopped pecans and work it into the dough.

    chopped pecans added to dough in bowl
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  5. Pinch off the dough and roll to form balls about the size of a quarter.

    Pecan Butterball Cookies dough rolled into balls
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  6. Place on greased or parchment-lined baking sheets; bake for 10 minutes, then increase the heat to 325 F and bake for 5 to 10 more minutes.

    Pecan Butterball Cookies balls on baking sheet
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  7. Roll the cookies in confectioner's sugar after they've cooled.

    Cooked Pecan Butterball Cookies rolled into confectioner's sugar
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  8. Serve and enjoy!

    Pecan Butterball Cookies on plate
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