Little pecan cookies

February 13, 2012 § Leave a comment

Remember those little powdered sugar cookie balls your grandma used to make?  They were so buttery and good, and had enough powdered sugar on them that if you were breathing in when you brought the cookie to your mouth you’d accidently inhale powdered sugar into your lungs, and then you’d be choking for the next five minutes….meanwhile your brother availed himself of your inattention, and stole and ate the remaining cookies from your plate.  Yep…those are the exact cookies.  We made them this weekend.  They were good, and we think you’ll like them too.

Grandma’s powdered sugar cookie balls

1 cup butter, softened

3/4 cup powdered sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 cup pecan pieces, toasted and finely chopped

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups powdered sugar

Beat butter with the 3/4 cup powdered sugar, until creamy.  Stir in vanilla and chopped pecans.  Gradually stir in flour until a soft dough forms (you may need to use your hands to ensure dough is thoroughly mixed.  Wrap in plastic wrap, and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Remove from refrigerator, and pinch off small pieces of dough about an inch round.  Roll into balls, and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 14 minutes, until lightly browned.  Cool for 5 minutes on wire racks, and then roll the still warm cookies in the 2 cups powered sugar.  Makes 3-4 dozen, depending upon if your husband sneaks in and eats some of the raw dough from the refrigerator while you’re not looking.


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