Recipe for Aunt Glo’s Pecan Balls

"These cookies, created by my great-aunt Glo, have been a family favorite for decades. She bakes several batches for us every year… I always have a few as soon as I wake up on Christmas morning!" –Katie Farmand, associate editor

Aunt Glo’s Pecan Balls
Makes 7 dozen
2 cups softened butter

5 tablespoons sugar

4 teaspoons vanilla extract

4 cups ground pecans

4 cups all-purpose flour

Confectioners’ sugar for dusting

1. Preheat oven to 275º. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.

2. In a large bowl and using an electric mixer at high speed, cream the butter, sugar, and vanilla extract. Add ground pecans and flour; mix until combined. Roll into bite-size balls.

3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Cookies will be brown on the bottom but still pale on top.

4. Remove from oven; set aside to cool for 3 minutes. In a large bowl, roll warm cookies in confectioners’ sugar. Cool to room temperature, then roll a second time in confectioners’ sugar until cookies are fully coated.

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