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Pecan Balls - Vanilla Kipfel

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Another classic cookie recipe from Omi my mother in law. These delicious Christmas cookies made from crushed pecans, butter and other simple ingredients do not stay around long. With a dopio (double) espresso these cannot be beat.
Ingredients
  Butter 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Crushed pecans 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Cold water 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Powdered sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 325 degree.
2. Prepare a sprayed cookie sheet.
3. Crush the pecans in a zip lock bag using a rolling pin.

MAKING
4. In a stand mixer bowl cream the butter until soft, scrape the sides and cream it further for few seconds.
5. Add the sugar and combine well, add vanilla and water and mix for about 1 minute.
6. Gradually add the sifted flour to the butter and sugar mixture.
7. Add pecans; mix very well on low speed.
8. Once done portion to the size of a walnut and place on sprayed cookie sheet.
9. Bake about 30 minutes or until starting to get slightly golden.
10. After 30 minutes remove and transfer in a cooling rack.
11. While still warm, roll in powdered sugar until they are white.

SERVING
12. Serve after a hearty meal.

Things You Will Need
Stand mixer
Zip lock bag
Cookie sheet

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Occasion: 
Christmas
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Pecan
Preparation Time: 
45 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
75 Minutes
Servings: 
8
Subtitle: 
Filipino Wanton Soup

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