I make these every year and they always turn out so yummy! They are pretty easy to make but a little messy but definitely worth it.
Here’s what you need:
- 1 c (2 sticks) butter, softened
- 1 c powdered sugar, divided
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 c flour
- 1 c finely chopped pecans
Here’s what you do:
Preheat oven to 350. Beat butter, 1/2 c of the powdered sugar and the vanilla in a large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour and pecans, beating on low speed after each addition until well blended.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place, 1-1/2 inches apart, on ungreased baking sheet. I line my baking sheet with parchment to make clean up easier.
Bake 14-15 minutes, or until bottoms of cookies are lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes on baking sheets. Roll warm cookies in remaining 1/2 c powdered sugar until evenly coated; place on wire racks. Cool completely and store in tightly covered container at room temperature.
I always double the recipe as I usually am making them for a family cookie exchange.