- 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
- 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.
- Bake at 325° for 17-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool cookies slightly before rolling them in confectioners' sugar. Yield: 12 dozen.
"Made two batches, one as written and the second used hazelnuts in place of pecans. Both versions outstanding. Took half of each to holiday parties, not one left . . . Very similar to a recipe my Austrian mother used to make, this one is easier!"
"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!"
"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!"
"I've tried many versions of these holiday cookies, under different names, and this is the BEST! Thanks for the recipe."
"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!"