1 cup butter, room temperature 1/2 cups flour
2 cups finely chopped pecans 11/2 cups confectioners sugar
4 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla
In a medium bowl, cream butter and sugar on MEDIUM speed with hand mixer. Add vanilla and continue mixing on MEDIUM. Add flour and mix on LOW until blended. Pour in pecans and continue mixing on LOW until completely blended. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes at 325°F. Place a paper towel over a wire rack. Remove cookies onto
wire rack. Place confectioners sugar into plastic or paper bag. Drop 3 or 4 cookies into bag. Shake bag to coat cookies and return cookies to rack to cool completely. Continue until all cookies have been coated with confectioners sugar. Before storing cookies, shake cookies in bag of confectioners sugar one more time. Makes 41⁄2 dozen.
* 2 cups pecan halves or pieces is equivalent to 2 cups finely chopped.