The first cookies I ever learned to bake are Pecan Puffs. Yes, they may look like Mexican wedding cookies, but they are far more delicate and just so yummy to eat!
1 Stick Butter
2 Tablespoon Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1 Cup Flour
1 Cup Pecans (ground after measuring)
Sifted Powdered Sugar (in a separate large bowl)
Preheat oven to 300ºf degrees.
Cream butter, sugar, salt, and vanilla. Add flour and pecans. Mix thoroughly.
Place dough in fridge until firm. Roll dough into 1" balls. I use a Silpat baking mat on a cookie sheet, but if you don't have one, use parchment paper. Place dough balls about 1/2" apart. Place cookie sheet on a rack in the middle of the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
Cool cookies. Place small batches of cookies in the bowl of powdered sugar. Roll cookies until completely coated.