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Pecan Cookie Balls


Makes 24 servings


These buttery melt-in-your mouth cookies are also known as Mexican Wedding Cakes. They make a great holiday gift or cookie exchange addition.


1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened

2 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar, divided

2 teaspoons MCCORMICK All Natural Pure Vanilla Extract

1/2 teaspoon MCCORMICK Ground Nutmeg

1/8 teaspoon salt

2 cups flour



1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, beat butter 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.

3.Bake 15 minutes. 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.


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