Pecan balls to make your holidays brighter!

And it’s back to work, but thank goodness it’s only a 3 day work week, woohoo!  If you saw my last post, you’ll  notice that we had a WHITE CHRISTMAS!  For those of you who didn’t have a White Christmas and would like some resemblance of “white snow” in your life, I thought I’d share a recipe from my mother-in-law’s stash, it’s one that I shared with a few bloggers in the Pizelles and All Things AmiWinter Recipe Exchange“!  I bring to you the delectable (and so simple to make)…

Pecan Balls

(also known as Russian Tea Cakes)

– 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
– 1/4 cup powdered sugar
– 1 cup chopped pecans
– 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
– 1 cup flour

1) Cream together butter and 1/ cup powdered sugar.
2) Add pecans, vanilla and flour. Mix well.
3) Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place on a baking sheet.

4) Bake in a 400 F degree preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

5) Roll warm balls in remaining powdered sugar to coat all over.  Allow balls to cool and enjoy!

Linking up this one to Sweet Shot Tuesdays because looking at it makes me want to bake more!

Sweet Shot Day

Did you have a White Christmas?


  1. December 27, 2010 / 11:41 pm

    My mom calls these Russian Tea Cakes 😛 I swear I ate so many of these during the holidays!

  2. December 27, 2010 / 11:49 pm

    That looks delicious! I want to try to make these now! 🙂

  3. December 28, 2010 / 12:11 am

    Those look delicious! I think I need to bake some too! And I love your depth of field!

  4. December 28, 2010 / 12:13 am

    Mmmmm – liking the look of this recipe! Great photographs too!

  5. December 28, 2010 / 12:25 am

    My MIL grew up with these; she calls them russian balls. i always make them for her, and everyone loves them.

  6. December 28, 2010 / 12:26 am

    You make these look so easy to make. Mmmm, christmas baking!

  7. December 28, 2010 / 12:55 am

    Oh man, just when I was thinking I would never crave anything sweet ever again, you had to go and post these! haha thanks a lot! 🙂

  8. December 28, 2010 / 2:37 am

    I love these! We had a VERY white Christmas here in France – it was beautiful 🙂

  9. December 28, 2010 / 6:38 am

    Well, Christmas wasn’t white but the day after was! Yesterday we were snowed in and today I don’t think we’ll be going anywhere too fast. Maybe, in fact, I’ll spend my morning making these. Just because they look delicious and I can.

  10. December 28, 2010 / 6:53 am

    Oh my, one of my ALL time favorites. Great capture.
    I can taste them now!!

  11. December 28, 2010 / 7:02 am

    A favorite go-to recipe for me. You made them look even more fabulously delicious. That is a sweet shot!

  12. December 28, 2010 / 7:10 am

    Hee hee – I’m one of the lucky recipients of your recipe! Can’t wait to make these – you made them look so yummy!!!

  13. December 28, 2010 / 8:01 am

    They look tasty and pretty!! Yum!

  14. Nani
    December 28, 2010 / 8:43 am

    omg these look so good!

  15. December 28, 2010 / 9:27 am

    YUM! Send some my way!

  16. December 28, 2010 / 9:42 am

    Russian tea cakes?!?
    HOW cute!!!! Im going to bookmark this page!!!
    It looks DELICIOUS!!!

  17. Chrissy
    December 28, 2010 / 10:39 am

    Mmh..they look delicious!!!

  18. Cherie
    December 28, 2010 / 10:50 am

    These look great!!!! Bookmarking your recipe to try 🙂

  19. December 28, 2010 / 11:33 am

    Love this recipe! So glad you sent it to me! I made some this year with hazelnuts instead of pecans and girl they were delicious!!! Try some next year!


  20. December 28, 2010 / 12:04 pm

    Ah a white Christmas! That’s all I asked for! Lol we usually get slammed with snow storms in Colorado but it was 60 degrees here o_o…

  21. December 28, 2010 / 12:15 pm

    so yummy! thanks for the recipe 🙂

  22. December 28, 2010 / 1:21 pm

    These are one of my favs! I need to make these! Loving your blog by the way! Following you dear! xo

  23. December 28, 2010 / 2:11 pm

    Mmm… Yummy! My sister made our family some Walnut Balls a few days ago. They were so delish. 🙂

  24. December 28, 2010 / 2:36 pm

    Oh! I was just looking for a recipe for these a week ago – never got around to making anything! I’m using yours! Thanks!

  25. December 28, 2010 / 3:18 pm

    Sandy!!! No white Christmas here… 🙁 Just green and rainy.. 🙂 Hope you had a fabulous one! And the pecan balls look so yummy.. i also like that they’re called “pecan balls”. lol… ha ha.

    Hope your day is going wonderfully my dear!

    xx Love & Aloha

  26. December 28, 2010 / 4:47 pm

    these look amazing! a great recipe for me to try with my little elf 🙂 – thx for sharing and for coming by my blog!

  27. December 28, 2010 / 5:39 pm

    YUM! These look easy to make! Thanks for sharing 😀

  28. December 28, 2010 / 6:31 pm

    ohhh, my momma used to make this. Thanks for sharing – brought a great memory and SMELL back to me.

  29. December 28, 2010 / 7:51 pm

    Can you believe that we did have a white Alabama Christmas! I was super excited about it!! 🙂

    These little sweets look so very delicious! I can’t wait to try out the recipe!! Thanks for sharing!

  30. December 28, 2010 / 8:25 pm

    seriously?! what are you doing to me? those look amazing but i can’t make them. ahhh. i will have to write the recipe down though for next year. sheeesh you!! 🙂 hope you had a great christmas!!

  31. December 29, 2010 / 7:56 am

    oehh, this looks nice =D would love to try it out

  32. December 29, 2010 / 12:44 pm

    i am SO going to make these! : ) thanks for joinging the exchange. so glad to have blog met you this year. definitely one of my highlights for twenty ten. happy twenty eleven to you!

  33. December 29, 2010 / 5:36 pm

    eeek! your blog is SO CUTE.

    i literally JUST ate one of these about five minutes ago… they’re so delicious. 🙂

  34. December 30, 2010 / 10:14 am

    We didn’t get a white Christmas 🙁 . . . and I even drove all the way to Utah in search of one. However, those cookies look super tasty!

  35. December 30, 2010 / 6:26 pm

    MMMMM….. those look delicious!!! I’ll have to try them for a party we’re heading to this week 🙂 fun pics too!

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