Pecan Balls (Christmas Cookies)

"Pecan Balls - Mom made these at Christmas time.. but I think they're great anytime!"
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Ready In:
36-42 cookies




  • Mix ingredients together until well blended.
  • Hand form into small balls.
  • Bake at 300° up to 15 minutes. (These will not brown).
  • While balls are still warm, roll into powdered sugar.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Lisa H.
    did anybody toast their pecans first?
  2. Terry K.
    Can you freeze this dough?
  3. Mary H.
    Did the teaspoon of butter added with the half of butter the recipe asked
  4. Nina R.
    are you going to ans my question??
  5. Nina R.
    Is that self rising flour????


  1. roxane7167
    Followed the very easy recipe. Delicious! Only yield 13 cookies. Guess I made them too big :(( Will try again!
  2. Tina M.
    These are addicting. Soooo good! Thanks for sharing. 10 stars.
  3. julie_kang
    I love these cookies. It was my first time making them today. I followed the directions exactly but my cookies were very crumbly and fragile after coming out of the oven and rolling them in the powder sugar. Is it supposed to be this way? I rolled them in the sugar while still warm (not hot) but I found the sugar did not stick very well to the actual cookie. Anyone else experience the same?
  4. Kera9595
    Very good. I read some of the reviews and added a teaspoon of butter. I also added 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg. I made them as small as the Kiss. Thanks for the comparison.
  5. markj99
    My Mom also made these every Christmas and I think they were my favorite one..... although oatmeal raisin cookies may not be Christmasy but I think they might be better! I'm gonna find out tonight! :-)


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