Sunday, December 11, 2011

PECAN BALLS


These buttery  melt in the the mouth cookies are so scrumptious and not too sweet. At times other nuts such as almond, walnut and the like are added to the dough.

It takes a bit of your time for rolling this treat. I had rolled them into tiny balls. They are often served during Christmas, wedding or festive celebrations.

If you have a time,  dry roast or bake the pecan before grinding. This step is not neccesary but that really enhance the flavor of these balls.

PECAN BALLS
Yield    :    30-40 balls

2 C  all purpose flour
1 C  softened butter
1/2 C  fine sugar
1/2 C  toasted pecan, ground
1/2 tsp  vanilla extract
powdered  sugar for coating


METHOD

Cream butter, sugar and vanilla.

Stir in flour and  ground pecan, mix well to form into soft dough. Preheat oven @ 160 C.

Roll dough into 1 inch ball and place into ungreased baking sheet.

Bake for 20 minutes until set but not brown.  Remove and cool on wire rack.

While still warm, roll the balls with powdered  sugar until well coated.

When completely cool, store in an airtight container. 

32 comments:

Judy Haughton-James said...

I like the ingredients! I am sure I would love these cookies!

kitchen queen said...

lovely and delicious cookies.

Kim Bee said...

These look delicious. I love your blog.

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks delicious.....

Dom at Belleau Kitchen said...

Lovely recipe. Did you see my cinnamon balls? They ate similar but I love the idea of using ground pecans. That's lovely! Oh by the way there's a small typo above. You say roll into 1 ball. A bit confusing. Xx

Christine's Pantry said...

Great snack. Sounds great.

Tina said...

perfect and delicious cookies..

mjskit said...

I love these little pecan balls! They definitely look like they would just melt in your mouth. Lovely picture!

Federica said...

che meraviglia!!!!!!!!!!complimenti!

Peggy said...

I would be a fan of these treats too!

Suja said...

Tempting and awesome snack

Rachana said...

Perfect cookies for the festive season!

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious looking sweets

Anzz said...

Love the ingredients. The pecan balls look lovely. My first time here. Following you.

Anzz
www.anzzcafe.com

Puan Ros @ Sinaranmenu.blogspot said...

Kak kita terlepas yang ni.berangan2 nak buat truffel tu sampai hari ni belum buat lagi.Bahan dah ada. Yang ni pun nampak sedap ni.

Christy Gerald said...

Drooling here.Deliciously done and new to me.Luv it

Tina said...

Love these buttery pecan cookies-they are a must for this holiday season. Yum! Tempting pictures-thanks for sharing this.

vineetha said...

That will surely melt in mouth..looks like snow balls!!

CREATIVE MIND said...

aahaaa..looks yummy! i want one :) hehe

Priya said...

Pecan balls looks damn cute and pretty.

Only Fish Recipes said...

delicious pecan balls...will definitely giv it a try :-)

SJB AKA SUE J-B. said...

Hi,
New follower via Tough Cookie Mommy(Blog Hops)
http://www.sjb-myphotopage.com/

Uma said...

Perfect recipe for this season. Love it.

Michael Ann said...

I make these every year at Christmas. We call them Pecan Sandies. Love them!

Sobha Shyam said...

yummy pecan balls, tempting ones..

TheCraftInMe said...

These look soooo good. I don't bake much but these are worth a try, thanks for posting!

Priti said...

Yum yum ...looks so delish and nice pic

zareena said...

Loved these pecan balls a lot. Looks delicious.

Joanne said...

I love these cookies! They're one of my favorites to snack on!

FoodLovers said...

tempting pecan balls

Elyse @The Cultural Dish said...

These sound so interesting and so delicious! I love pecans so much so even though I have never had these I am thinking that I would devour these babies! :)

Faseela Noushad said...

Wow...Delicious Cookie...yummy

AddThis

IndiBlogger - The Largest Indian Blogger Community myTaste.com All recipes are on Petitchef Tasty Query - recipes search engine myTaste.in Everyrecipe.com.au
Featured Author
Featured Author
view my recipes
Featured Author