Yields: about (40) 1.5 inch balls
Rich and devastating. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Beat until soft: ½ cup butter
Add and blend until creamy: 2 tablespoons sugar
Add: 1 teaspoon vanilla
Measure, then grind in a nut grinder: 1 cup pecan meats
Sift before measuring: 1 cup cake flour
Stir the pecans and the flour into the butter mixture. Roll the dough into small balls. Place balls on a greased baking sheet and bake for about 30 minutes. Roll while hot in: Confectioner’s sugar. To glaze, put the sheet back into the oven for a minute. Cool and serve.
Source: The Joy of Cooking – P. 669