Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Pecan Balls

Cookies spread joy - they are a pleasure to bake, make your whole house smell great, and put smiles on the faces of people who are eating them.  I am still not used to making giant cookies which is a norm in coffee shops and bakeries here but had to make some large sugar cookies for Renee's school Bakesale - cos a cookie costed a quarter and if they were small, i felt like i had short-changed the kids.  Here are some pictures to share  and the recipe is here.

The recipe below is a favorite of Tien Hsi, a very dear relative, who will make these cookie for all the Christmases that i have been here.  She shared the recipe with me and i am sharing it with all of you.  Christmas is supposed to be a time of peace, love and goodwill to all. But with all the stress and commotion of the season, many of us end up feeling more like Mr. Scrooge than Santa Claus.


1/2 lb butter
3/4 cup confectioner's sugar
1/2 lb chopped pecans
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tbsp vanilla extract


Cream butter, add in sugar, flour, pecans and vanilla.

Chill overnight.

Shape about the size of a walnut and bake at 300f for 30 minutes.

Cool and roll in confectioner's sugar while slightly warm.

Do not grease cookie sheet.



Shirley said...

I remember pecan balls from a neighbor every year at Christmas time. YUM!

cpcjoyce said...

Merry Christmas Lily and to your family. May you be bless with a good year ahead.
I'm a fan of your blog. Hope to seek more inspirational cooking from your blog in the near future. :)

merry Christmas & Happy New YEar

Claire said...

Those wafle-cone cookies are good! Can you post that recipe also? Thanks Lily!

Unknown said...


recipe will soon be posted

tinyskillet said...

Nice cookies lily, thanks for the post!

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