These cookies have been a part of my holiday season all of my life. They are filled with fond memories.
1 Cup Room Temperature Butter1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted
2 teaspoons vanilla extract2 1/4 cup flour (I wonder how these would be if I used Cake flour? Guess I will have to try it next year)
1/2 teaspoon salt1 cup toasted, chopped pecan
Powdered Sugar for dusting
In a large bowl, cream butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Sift in flour and salt; stir until well mixed. Mix in nuts. Refrigerate 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Place onto cookie sheets. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set but not brown. Remove from oven and cool slightly on wire racks. While cookies are baking place the powdered sugar in a shallow dish. Roll the warm cookies in the powdered sugar, let them cool and roll in sugar again.
I originally posted this recipe on Fruitcake or Nuts on December 29th 2007.