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Author Notes: These cookies are found everywhere during the holidays and I always try to eat as many as possible - I love them! This is my family's recipe that is simple and straightforward. I'll admit, I've also been known to make a batch or two of these mid-summer. Sometimes I just don't have enough self-control to wait until Christmas!! —Kelsey Banfield
Serves 3 dozen
- 1 cup butter
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3/4 cup chopped pecans
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 325ºF.
- Cream butter and sugar in a mixer. Slowly add vanilla and flour with the mixer on low. Mix until everything is completely combined. Lastly, add the pecans and mix until they are incorporated into the batter.
- Roll the dough into 1" balls with the palms of your hands and line the balls up on a cookie sheet. Bake at 325 until light brown, about 30-35 minutes.
- Pour powdered sugar into a shallow bowl. Once cookies are cool enough to touch immediately roll them in powdered sugar so that they are completely coated.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Holiday Cookie