When it comes to Christmas time, the request for the Ball Cookies is outstanding. I don’t think that we have had a Christmas for years that did not include these delicious melt in your mouth gems. When I looked on the recipe card they were called Pecan Sugar Cookies, but a more appropriate name would have been the Pecan Powdered Sugar Cookie Recipe. Many people have told us they remind them of the famous Mexican Wedding Cookies Recipe. Whatever you call them, they are easy to make and very delicious. I think that they are great with a cup of coffee in the morning.
2 sticks of butter or margarine
1/2 c. of powdered sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
2 c. cake flour (bread flour worked for me)
1 c. pecans
Let butter sit for awhile or warm it a little bit in the microwave to soften. Cream butter, vanilla and powdered sugar in the mixer.
Chop the pecans in a food processor. Add flour and pecans to batter and mix with mixer.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Form batter into balls on a cookie sheet.
Bake cookies in oven for 20 minutes at 325.
Take out of oven and let set for 5 minutes. Roll them in powdered sugar.
Let them set for about another hour. Roll them the second time in powdered sugar. They are done. It does not make a lot, so savor every one of them.