Grandma's Pecan Balls (From Aunt Katie)

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Katzen

I always thought the origin of these cookies was Germany, and my paternal Grandmother set me straight when I asked for the recipe today - it came from Aunt Katie (who isn't really my Aunt, she's my godmother). In any case, here are my most favourite cookies that Grandma makes - I'll have to post the rest of the authentic German recipes she gave me years ago as well... she's been making these since I was kneehigh to a grasshopper!

Top Review by COOKGIRl

I followed the recipe to the letter and ended up with
very crumbly cookies. They fell apart when I tried
to dust them by hand with superfine sugar. Then I
lightly dusted them with supefine and that worked better.
I don't know what I did wrong. A few of the cookies flattened out, too.
Maybe I should just stick to salads. ;)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Cream butter with sugar.
  3. Add flour and pecans, mix well.
  4. Roll into balls, about the size of a large gumball, and place on a cookie sheet (I prefer to line mine with parchment, but I'm sure cooking spray would do.).
  5. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes, or until very lightly browned.
  6. While still warm, roll in superfine sugar - this is important because the dough does not have much sugar.

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