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Pecan Tea Balls December 16, 2008

Filed under: Decorating,Food,Recipe — 2:00 am

My husband wanted to take small gifts to work for Christmas, so he ordered to me to make cookies and chocolate dipped pretzels.  I told him I would make cookies, but we could buy the chocolate dipped pretzels at Target.

My grandma always makes Pecan Tea Balls at Christmas time, so that is what I made using the recipe she always uses.

1c. Butter
1c. Chopped Pecans
2c. Flour
1/4c. Sugar
2t vanilla
1/2 bag Powdered Sugar

Mix together all the ingredients.  Roll into balls the size of a marble.  Bake 350 degrees for 20 mins.  While hot, roll in powder sugar.  Roll in powder sugar again when cooled.  This will make around 27 cookies.  Mine were bigger than marbles, so you could probably get more than 27 out of a batch.  I almost always double the recipe, because these keep very well.

I used the wax paper for easy clean-up, but it is definitely not needed.

These cooled very quickly by my drafty window which was good since I wanted to bag them right away.

Here they are bagged with one chocolate-dipped pretzel each (that I didn’t have to make!).  I was pleased with how they turned out, and they should be well-received.  If not, I will never know.


1 Comment for this post

MIMI Says:

Yum—they look so good–I used to make them–may do it this year for the holidays!

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