Nutty Pecan Balls


2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
pinch salt
1-1/4 cups butter or margarine, softened
1 cup icing sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 finely chopped toasted pecans

1/2 cup finely chopped nuts for garnish


  • In a mixer bowl or in a food processor cream butter and icing sugar. Add vanilla and gradually beat in flour, salt and finely chopped pecans.
  • Form into dough, wrap and chill 1/2 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 325 F (160 C). 
  • Form into 1 inch (2.5 cm) balls. Roll balls in ground pecans, if desired.
  • Place on ungreased baking sheets and bake one dozen at a time for about 12 to 15 minutes. 
  • Cool on wire rack. 
  • Garnish with melted semi-sweet chocolate.

Makes 6 dozen cookies.

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