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Pecan Ball Cookies | This Christmas cookie recipe is a pecan lovers dream!
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Pecan Ball Cookies

Author: Jill



  • 2 1/4 cups Pecans finely chopped/ground
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter room temp
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour


  • 1 cup powdered confectioners' sugar to dust
  • Instructions
  • 1/2 cup crushed pecan



  • Place pecans in a food processor or small chopper.
  • Ground until almost ground.
  • In a standing mixer bowl beat butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, and 1/3 cup granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Mix for 5 minutes.
  • Add in salt, and vanilla extract and beat until combined.
  • Slowly add in the flour, 1/2 cup at a time.
  • Beat until combined.
  • Add the remaining dry mixture until fully incorporated.
  • Add in the crushed pecans and mix until incorporated.
  • Cover the bowl with a parchment paper loosely.
  • Refrigerate dough for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Use a cookie scoop to scoop dough.
  • Roll the dough into a ball.
  • Place on baking sheet spaced about 1-2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes.
  • Allow cookies to cool for 5 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, add powdered confectioners' sugar, and crushed pecans, stir to combine.
  • Place the cookie in the powder sugar bowl and coat evenly.
  • Repeat until all cookies are coated.