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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 User ID: 4727180 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 User ID: 6819911 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 User ID: 2167240 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 User ID: 3437425 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 User ID: 1553259 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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