Pecan Delight

Pecan Delight

My neighbor Pat gave us these ‘snowballs’ during the winter holidays. They are so good that I have to ask her for the recipe. Thank you Pat for this easy and time-tested recipe. Again, soooooo gooood! They make perfect valentine’s gift too!

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Makes 4 dozen cookies


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups finely chopped pecans
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar

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  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.
  2. In a standing mixer, cream together the butter and sugar.
  3. Sift flour 3 times and blend into the butter mixture.
  4. Add chopped pecans and vanilla, stir on low speed until blended.
  5. Divide dough into 1/2 inch balls using a small cookie scoop.
  6. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 1 hour.
  7. While still warm, roll in sifted powdered sugar.
  8. Roll again in powdered sugar when cooled.
  9. Store in a air-tight container.


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