Red and Green Frosted Balls

Makes about 3 dozen cookies


  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla
  • 2  1/4 cups flour
  • 1  1/4 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 cup sifted icing sugar
  • Red and green coloured sugar or sprinkles (your choice)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  In a mixing bowl, beat the butter for about 30 seconds, add the sugar and beat until well blended, scraping the bowl often.  Now beat in the water and vanilla until well combined.  With the mixer, beat in as much of the flour as you can. By hand, add the pecans and balance of any flour remaining.

Shape the dough into 1 inch balls and place on parchment paper lined cookie sheets.  Bake for about 20 minutes until the bottoms become lightly browned.

Cool on a rack.  In 3 separate bowls, add one-third cup of icing sugar, another bowl add green sugar, and the third, add the red sugar.  Roll the cooled cookies in the desired mix.  If using sparkles, roll in icing sugar first, then the sparkles.

Another ‘goodie’ to add to your holiday baking.


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