Melt In Your Mouth Pecan Puffs

"These are so good, you won't be able to leave them alone!!"
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Ready In:
3 dozen




  • Heat oven to 300 degrees F.
  • Cream butter and sugar; add vanilla.
  • Stir in flour and nuts.
  • Roll into small (1 inch) balls.
  • Bake for 27 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, roll in powdered sugar while hot.
  • Cool.

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  1. TheDancingCook
    These are melt in your mouth wonderful! And so very easy to make. These remind me of the Almond Crescents my mom used to make a few years back. And it makes exactly 3 dozen. I am adding these to my "yearly holiday baking" collection and maybe some more in between:) Thanks Inez!
  2. Sharon123
    Inez, these were really good! I have made these before but had lost the recipe. My grandaughter came over and ate almost all of them in one sitting! Thanks!
  3. CookieMonster2323
    Very good! Similar taste/consistency as a Russian Tea Cake. Thank you for the nice recipe!
  4. knitaholic
    Easy Peasy! They'll be on my trays for future Christmas baking. I made 2 batches - one as posted, the other batch I made with a tsp of maple flavoring. I would probably increase the maple flavoring to 2 tsp if I used it in a future batch.
  5. icynorth
    These cookies are very good and easy to prepare. They also keep well and I found that they actually improve with time.


  1. jvdapena
    Pecan Puffs were published in the Joy of Cooking going way back in 1931. Some more recent editions don't have the recipe. In this recipe, it is not 1 cup of butter, but 1 stick of butter which is 1/2 cup. Also, sifting the flour is really helpful. Here is the original recipe:
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