Simple Pecan Butterball Cookies

Pecan Butter Cookies
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    25 min
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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 sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chopped pecans

How to Make It

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.

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.

Roll the cookies in confectioners' sugar after they've cooled.

Makes about 4 dozen.

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