Pecan Butterballs Recipe

Pecan Butterballs Recipe

These crumbly, buttery cookies are filled with pecans and rolled in confectioners' sugar.

  • Yield:makes about 40 cookies
  • Active time: 30 minutes
  • Total time:55 minutes


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 16 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • Confectioners' sugar


  1. 1.

    Preheat oven to 325°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. 2.

    In a small bowl, whisk together flour and salt.

  3. 3.

    In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugar until creamy, about 3 minutes.

  4. 4.

    Stir in flour mixture until combined. Stir in pecans.

  5. 5.

    Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on prepared baking sheet. Bake until golden, about 25 minutes.

  6. 6.

    Fill a shallow bowl with confectioners' sugar. While cookies are still hot, roll in confectioners' sugar to coat. Let cookies cool on a baking rack.