pecan cookie balls

pecan cookie balls

prep time: 30 minutes
cook time: 15 minutes
ready in: 45 minutes

makes: 24 servings, 2 cookies each


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 ½ cups confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups finely chopped pecans

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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Beat butter in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add 1/2 cup of the sugar, vanilla, nutmeg and salt; beat until well blended. Stir in flour and pecans.
  2. Shape into 1-inch balls. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 15 minutes.
  3. Remove from baking sheets. Immediately roll hot cookies in remaining 2 cups sugar. Place sugared cookies on wire racks to cool. When cool, roll again in sugar.

Recipe provided by McCormick®
per serving: 210 calories, 14g total fat, 5g saturated fat, 20mg cholesterol, 15mg sodium, 19g carbohydrates, 1g dietary fiber, 13g sugars, 2g protein