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Anna’s Pecan Ball Cookies

Food | December 21, 2016 | Nik Manojlovich
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Check out the yield on my friend Anna’s delicious PECAN BALL COOKIES! They are truly melt-in-your-mouth and perfect for the holidays!

My dear friend Anna Dragicevic is one elegant lady, so it’s no surprise that her PECAN BALL COOKIES are elegant too. She agreed to let me share her treasured recipe on Weekend at the Cottage, and I know you and your friends and family will love them as much as I do.

Not many tips, the recipe is super straightforward:

BUTTER – Make sure your butter is at room temperature – it needs to be nice and soft from the start.

PECANS – The flavour of pecans is so perfect when blended with the butter and sugar. It’s a subtle but wonderful flavour combination.

ICING SUGAR ROLLRolling the still-warm cookies in icing sugar completes the sweet component of the recipe. I guarantee there will be a bit of finger-licking.

YIELD – The recipe makes over six dozen cookies, so you’ll get the most bang for your baking buck.

Delicate and elegant, these PECAN BALL COOKIES deserve a place of honour on your plate of homemade holiday treats. Enjoy!

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Ingredients & Amounts

  • 1 cup of butter, room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons of granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of pecans, ground
  • 2 cups of flour, sifted
  • icing sugar for rolling

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300°F.
  2. Beat butter until soft. Add sugar and vanilla extract and cream until smooth.
  3. Use a fork to stir flour and ground pecans together. Use fork again to mix dry ingredients into butter mixture, then pull dough together using hands.
  4. Roll dough into small balls, about 1” in size. Place onto parchment-lined baking sheet and transfer to preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  5. Let cookies cool for a few minutes. Roll in icing sugar while still warm. Makes 75-80 cookies.
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Nik is the creator, host and brains behind Weekend at the Cottage. He loves sharing his wisdom and experience about the things that interest him most.

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