Christmas cookies inspire such joy. I remember as a child baking with my mother. The holidays were such fun because we had so many goodies in the house, it was hard to choose what to sample. The smell of baking cookies takes me right back to childhood.
If you want to feel like a kid again too, bake up a batch of these darling treats. They are salty, sweet, buttery, bites of goodness. Enjoy them yourself or give them as a gift.
I love to place edible treats in special containers for a gifts. It’s like an extra sweet surprise.
1 cup butter softened
1 2/3 cup powdered sugar divided
1 ½ teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup finely ground pecans
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a medium bowl cream butter and 2/3 cup powdered sugar, add vanilla. Stir in the flour, salt and pecans and mix well. Form 1 inch balls of cookie dough using a melon scoop. Place balls on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown. Let cookies cool for about 5 minutes and roll them in powdered sugar. When cookies are completely cooled roll them in the last of the sugar and store in zip lock.