Ingredients

How to make it

  • Melt butter in the microwave like in the picture. Most of the cube melted.
  • Sprinkly salt over the butter, stir, then add the vanilla and water and stir well.
  • Add powdered sugar, mix well.
  • Add flour, mix well.
  • Add nuts and mix well. I usually have to use my hands to really mix this last part.
  • Pinch a small amount and make a ball about an inch round at most 3/4 inch is better. The smaller size is better as you want these to just pop the whole thing, one bite. Otherwise, the powdered sugar falls on your shirt or blouse. If you want to make the real pecan cookie you need to shape the ball by rolling in you palms sideways to look like a pecan cookie. This is the prettiest design by the messiest to eat. 3/4 inch is best.
  • If your making hundreds, the small ball works as it is a single bite. Load up the cookie sheet. I keep a wet cloth to keep my fingers and palms wet or wipe off dough as it easier to roll the dough.
  • Bake in oven at 350 degrees for 17 minutes. Remove and insert new sheet of cookies. Have a bowl of powdered sugar ready. Carefully pick and roll each cookie in sugar and place on a plate/platter. You want to roll them while they are hot.
Melting butter   Close
Chopped pecans   Close
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Rolled in balls   Close
A sheet full   Close
About 500 balls   Close
Cooked ready to powder   Close
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    " It was good "
    summerstorms ate it and said...
    I just baked these for a fundraiser tomorrow, and I have to admit they smelled so good I "tested" a few! Thanks!
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  • maggiehc 6 years ago
    These are one of my favorite Christmas cookies. The recipe I have from my Grandmother is similar but we call them Russian teaballs. I have to give your version a try.
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    " It was excellent "
    sunny ate it and said...
    These do look wonderful.
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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    What a great treat! these sound like a recipe in my collection called "Russian teacakes"...always a big hit!! Hope you have a great weekend!! jett
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    " It was excellent "
    wolfpackjack ate it and said...
    Great post. Thanks..dave
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  • taternutz 6 years ago
    These are my favorite cookies. I'm gonna give your recipe a try.
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    " It was excellent "
    liezel ate it and said...
    This is absolutely exquisite!! The taste is undescribible. After the first bite you just want more, and more and....
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    " It was excellent "
    vindee ate it and said...
    CLAP CLAP! What a wonderful cookie...love yr enthusiastic little helper. Of course you're a internationally acclaimed chef now!! WAY TO G!!
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    These are really good cookies, love this recipe. Great post, Happy Baking.
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    " It was excellent "
    caramia ate it and said...
    Now this is the cookie for me I love this recipe and today I will be making your international cookies actually im from Scotland so they really are going to travel Im sending some home :)
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  • rosemaryblue 7 years ago
    One of my favorites too! Happy Holiday Cookin'!
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    " It was excellent "
    debbie919 ate it and said...
    One of my favorites! Great post!
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  • krumkake 7 years ago
    I love these cookies, too - and your pictures are great...looks like you had an enthusiastic helper, too! I must remember to make these for the holidays...always a favorite of everyones.
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  • thegoldminer 7 years ago
    Thanks to all for the compliments. They are easy to make and I make them every year for Xmas. The platters empty each day. I had a young girl, Mariam, about 8, in Israel help me make them for the party, she had so much fun helping. A great cookie for kids to learn to make, some balls were not exactly round but who cared, she was having so much fun helping. Peace and happy trails to all. JJ
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    " It was excellent "
    zena824 ate it and said...
    Another great cookie... thanks for sharing....
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    " It was excellent "
    zena824 ate it and said...
    Another great cookie... thanks for sharing....pictures are great as well..
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    " It was excellent "
    organicmama ate it and said...
    We love these cookies!
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    " It was excellent "
    cookinwithjen ate it and said...
    I love these cookies. They sound easy to make and I bet they'll be beautiful with my cookie assortment at my Christmas Eve party. :)
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    " It was excellent "
    liezel ate it and said...
    These sound great JJ. As always... I'm nuts about nuts. Your pics are great, but of course, you know this!!!
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