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) Instructions 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.