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Kipplens Recipe

Kipplens Recipe

My Great-Aunt Hilda makes this recipe every Christmas, and everybody loves them! Kipplens taste a lot like Mexican wedding cakes, but I like my aunt's version better.—Susan Bohannon, Kokomo, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min./batch YIELD:72 servings


  • 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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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Floridaysgirl 36924
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!"

Megs712 201668
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!"

bake4all 12581
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."

brendak0117 40028
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."

cherielavalley 69671
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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