Pecan Puffs

Coated in confectioners’ sugar, these buttery cookies look like little snowballs.


1 cup pecans
1/2 cup butter
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
Confectioners' sugar


Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Grind pecans in food processor to consistency of coarse meal. Set aside. With a mixer on medium speed, beat butter until soft. Blend in sugar, vanilla, and pecans. Carefully add flour and blend well. Coat hands with flour; roll dough into cherry-size balls. Place on greased baking sheet (or parchment paper). Bake until golden brown, about 45 minutes. While cookies are still hot, roll them in confectioners’ sugar. When cool, roll again. These cookies can be made up to 3 days in advance.

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about 30 cookies



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These are WONDERFUL! We love

These are WONDERFUL! We love pecans. I made plates up and took them around last year at Christmas and these were a hit with all the neighbors. My family LOVES them too!

Very tasty and easy to make

Very tasty and easy to make everyone loved them.

I'm sad that heritage gets

I'm sad that heritage gets lost as time goes by. These cookies are part of our melting pot of the U.S. and are traditionally known as Russian Tea Cakes or Mexican Wedding Cakes. Delicious & always part of our Christmas baking. (enhance taste w/ 1/4 t salt) :-)

We use walnuts (cheaper),

We use walnuts (cheaper), also make them into little logs, "Yule Logs". Oh and they do freeze well...just be sure they are thawed before you bite into them.;) Make double as they do disapper fast.

I make these every year (not

I make these every year (not this exact recipe, but similar). They are always a huge hit. They melt in your mouth. Must warn you, though. They are adictive! Make extra or you'll regret that you didn't. One bit of advice, NO, you can't use margarine. Only butter.