You won’t believe how easy it is to make these Christmas Pecan Balls. It’s a simple, one-bowl recipe that’s pretty much foolproof although everyone will think you’re a gourmet baker. They make an impressive holiday gift and whenever I make them, everyone asks for the recipe. Now you can see how simple it really is.
I always try to bake the healthiest way possible but I was not able to make these with less butter… but I did try. During the holidays, even I have to splurge on these melt-in-your-mouth cookies (also called Mexican Wedding Cookies). One thing though, if you make them be sure to toast the pecans first. It makes a world of difference and you can watch my how-to video to see how easy that is.
I love to bake at Christmas and the two things I make every single year are my sugar cookies and these pecan balls. Guess which one is easier? The Pecan Balls! Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones
Super easy to make. Love a good sense of humor. Happy Holidays!
I Love the end of the video!
Nothing better than sneaking a mouth full of cookie!??
Jenny can I use my kitchen Aid instead of my hand or will that overwork the cookie and make them hard? My friend’s mother in law makes these but she calls them Russian cookies. BTW I miss your show and I’m so happy to see you here. Your humor and your videos bring a smile on my face and a growl in my stomach, lol. Your BBQ baby back pork ribs is out of this world. My son loves them. We love your cinnamon rolls too! Thank you.
I think you could use the electric mixer to start. I would beat the butter, sugar, and vanilla and then turn the mixer to low speed and add half of the flour and the pecans. If the mixture becomes too thick you may have to finish by hand but a KitchenAid can do anything so if you finish with the machine, I would mix it as little as possible, just until the ingredients are incorporated. Then shape the balls by hand.
Crack me up! I thought you were gonna spit them out! 🙂 I definitely have to make these!
I never knew that these were so easy to make! Do you know if you could make them with margarine instead of the butter, for people who have allergies to dairy?
I’m going to give these a try soon, thanks for the recipe, also love the cake stand!!
I think you could use margarine but I would use the stick kind and not the one in the tub. In this case you want one with more fat and not a low-fat margarine or a spread.