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Sunday, December 2, 2012

a little christmas tea and pecan balls

























pecan balls

Ingredients
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, divided
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 cups flour
2 cups finely chopped pecans

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Beat butter in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add 1/2 cup of the sugar, vanilla, nutmeg and salt; beat until well blended. Stir in flour and pecans.

2. Shape into 1-inch balls. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.

3. Bake 15 minutes. Remove from baking sheets. Immediately roll hot cookies in remaining 2 cups sugar. Place sugared cookies on wire racks to cool. When cool, roll again in sugar.
Cinnamon Pecan Cookie Balls: Add 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Ground Cinnamon to the cookie dough, adding with the nutmeg. Add 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon to the 2 cups confectioners' sugar for rolling.