It's raining here in Los Angeles, time for some hot chocolate and cookies to enjoy the little rain we do have. I'm going to share my favorite cookie recipe today and if you love pecans, you are going to love these cookies. A few weeks ago I made them for my cookie swap and in return I got a variety of three dozen delicious cookies.
Pecan Cookie Balls
makes 3 dozen
1 cup (2 sticks of butter), softened, room temperature (not melted)
2 1/2 cups confectioners sugar, devided
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, ground
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 cups of flour
2 cups finely chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350* F. Beat butter in large bowl with electric mixter on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add 1/2 cup of the confectioners sugar you devided, vanilla, nutmeg and salt. Beat until well blended. Stir in flour and pecans.
Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Place about an inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake 15 minutes. Remove from baking sheets. While still warm (not hot) roll cookies in remaining 2 cups of confectioners sugar. Place cookies on wire racks to cool, when cooled, roll again a couple more times on the sugar.
enjoy with a nice cup of hot chocolate