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Pecan Meltaways

 Pecan Meltaways
Says Alberta McKay, field editor from Bartlesville, Oklahoma, "These sugared nut-filled balls are a tradition of ours at Christmastime. They make an attractive addition to a plate of holiday cookies...and they melt in your mouth!"
48 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • Additional confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light
  • and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add
  • to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in pecans. Refrigerate until
  • chilled.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Roll into 1-in. balls and place on
  • ungreased baking sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until set. Roll warm
  • cookies in additional confectioners' sugar; cool completely on wire
  • racks. Roll cooled cookies again in confectioners' sugar. Yield: 4
  • dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cookie (calculated without additional confectioners' sugar) equals 73 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 39 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.