Favorite Pecan Butterball Cookies Recipe:
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
½ lb. (2 sticks) unsalted softened butter
1/8 teaspoon salt
½ cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Put the coarsely chopped pecans on a baking pan and toast for 5 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned. Let cool.
Grind the toasted pecans until finely chopped.
In a bowl mix:
Add chopped pecans.
Sift flour into mixture and blend well.
Take pieces of dough and make approximately 1-1 ½” balls and place on greased cookies sheets or cookie sheets topped with silicone mats.
Bake for 12-15 minutes, rotating the sheets midway through baking so they evenly brown.
Take out and let sit for approximately 1 minute then transfer to cooling rack.
Once cooled completely, roll cookies in powdered sugar and then place cookies in a container filled with powdered sugar to store!
TIP—Cook one cookie sheet in the oven at a time for more even baking and cook in top 1/3 of oven.