one more simple good recipe....louisiana pecan balls

Discussion in 'Recipes' started by snorton938, Apr 18, 2004.

  1. snorton938

    snorton938 Founding Member

    Feb 5, 2004
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    very simple baked dessert recipe....only 6 ingredients.

    Louisiana Pecan Balls

    List of Ingredients

    About 1 cup (1/2-lb.) butter, at room temperature
    2 cups powdered sugar
    2 tsp vanilla
    2 cups all-purpose flour
    1/4 tsp baking powder
    1 cup chopped pecans (about 4 ounces)


    In a large bowl with a mixer on medium speed, beat 1 cup butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth. In a separate medium bowl, mix flour and baking powder. Add to butter mixture; stir to mix, then beat until well blended. Stir in pecans. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place about 1 inch apart on buttered 12x15-inch baking sheets.

    Bake in a 300-degree (F) oven until cookies are pale golden brown, about 25 minutes. If baking 2 sheets at once in the oven, switch their positions halfway through baking. Let cookies stand on sheets until cool enough to handle.

    Place remaining 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar in a shallow bowl. Roll warm cookies in powdered sugar to coat all over (discard remaining sugar). Set cookies on racks to cool completely.

    Makes about 28 cookies.

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