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Pecan Butter Balls Recipe

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This recipe for Pecan Butter Balls, by , is from Four Generations of Johnson Women, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Nancy Atwell
Added: Sunday, November 18, 2007


2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup soft butter
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups minced pecans
1 cup finely chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 325.
Sift together flour, sugar and salt. Add soft butter and vanilla
blending with a spoon or by hand. Add minced pecans.
Shape into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in finely chopped pecans
and place on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake at 325 for 25 minutes. Cookies should be pale brown
on the bottom.




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