Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

My grandmother gave me this recipe. I made it for my husbands family get together. Ever since then I have been asked to make this every time we have a family reunion or holiday.


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Cream 2 sticks of butter.
  3. Add 1/4 cup of powdered sugar, 2 cups all purpose flour, 2 tablespoons vanilla extract, and 1 1/3 cups of chopped pecans.
  4. Roll into a ball or lengthwise about the size of a finger.
  5. Bake on greased cookie sheet in preheated oven for 20-25 minute.
  6. Cool for 1 minute then roll in powdered sugar.
  7. Enjoy!
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I liked the cookie. Easy to make. Mine were a little crumbly when I tried to roll in sugar, so I opted to drizzle with chocolate. DH liked them.

closet chef in ma December 30, 2007

I have used this recipe for years. It was given to me by my mother-in-law not long after my hubby and I were married. They are a great "project" cookie for kids to work on at Christmas or Thanksgiving. My kids wouldn't think of having either holiday without them.

535968 December 18, 2007

I baked these this morning with a group of women cooking together for a social function coming up in a few weeks. I decided not to roll them in sugar, but instead dipped them in melted chocolate. The cookies all by themselves are a standout, for those who love pecans these are sure to become a favorite. I especially loved the smooth texture, which I'm guessing is due to the powdered sugar instead of using granular sugar. Excellent cookie, Michole22333! I'll be making this one again.

Susiecat too October 25, 2007