Kipplens Recipe
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Kipplens Recipe

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My Great-Aunt Hilda makes this recipe every Christmas, and everybody just raves about it! Kipplens taste a lot like Mexican wedding cakes...but I like them better. Kipplens really do melt in your mouth! Plus, they are easy to make-an advantage for me because I have two small children at home and also like to quilt, cross-stitch and work in my garden.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min./batch
MAKES:72 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min./batch
MAKES: 72 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 110 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 60 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy; beat in vanilla. Add flour, pecans and salt; mix well. Roll dough into 1-in. balls and place on ungreased baking sheets.
  2. Bake at 325° for 17-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool cookies slightly before rolling them in confectioners' sugar. Yield: 12 dozen.
Originally published as Kipplens in Country Extra November 1992, p51

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 110 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 60 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 29, 2012

My grandmother used to make these all the time when I was a kid! They are so simple to make and the dough can be made and tossed in the fridge for a quick batch later. My husband calls these the Warm Cloud Cookies. Heavenly!

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Reviewed Aug. 16, 2012

I made these on a whim because they looked simple and I was making several different kinds of cookies. So glad I did! They ARE simple and also very tasty!! I received so many compliments that I now make them every year. I love these cookies!

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Reviewed Oct. 28, 2011

I've tried many versions of these holiday cookies, under different names, and this is the BEST! Thanks for the recipe.

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Reviewed Dec. 23, 2009

I made these along with several other cookies and took them to work. My co-workers loved them AND wanted the recipe. These will be added to my Christmas cookie tradition.

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Reviewed Dec. 16, 2009

The first time I made these instead of mexican wedding cakes, my husband complimented me on my "better than usual" cookies. They have been a holiday staple ever since!

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