Pecan Butter Balls

Pecan Butter Balls


"These are melt in your mouth goodies."


servings 182 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 182 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 14.1 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 13g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 88 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Sift together into a medium sized bowl the flour, sugar and vanilla. Work in the margarine with a spoon or hands until well blended. Add chopped pecans and mix well.
  2. Shape dough into 1 inch balls and put on ungreased pans. Bake in a preheated 325 degree F (165 degrees C) oven for about 25 minutes or until pale brown. When slightly cool roll or shake in confectioners' sugar. Store in an air tight container.
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  1. 28 Ratings


I did not care for this recipe. It is easier in recipes where you cream the butter and sugar and then add the flour. The dough didn't turn out right both times I made it. I have tried other reci...

So Tasty! My mom loved these cookies. I altered the recipe as suggested and used butter instead of margarine. I also creamed the butter before adding the dry ingredients and 1 3/4 cups of peca...

My step-mother makes these, and they are fantastic. She does two things differently than this recipe, which I follow as well. We use 1 cup butter instead of margarine...I can't stand margarine...

I am making these cookies for the first time. I am working on my second batch. the first batch was a little tough to make into balls so I cut down the amount of pecans from 2 cups to 1 3/4 cups....

These could be the best cookies you ever ate - but they MUST be made with butter!!! I've been making this recipe for over 30 years, always with butter - they are a family favorite at Christmas. ...

I thought these were good and very easy to make. I had no problems forming the dough at all. I'll probably make again.

If you don't dredge them in the powdered sugar they are just as good and better for you! They have such a little amount of sugar in them to begin with, even my diabetic husband can enjoy a coup...

A wonderful christmas cookie, no other can compare even slightly.

I thought these were fairly easy to make, i did have a little trouble getting the dough to form (might have been my altitude) they tasted great though thanks !