Little Round Balls

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Contributor’s Note: These cookies are known by many names, including Russian Tea Cakes and Mexican Wedding Cookies.


  • 2 ¼ cups flour
  • 1 cup butter
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ¾ cup finely chopped pecans
  • ½ cup confectioners’ sugar


Cream together butter, sugar and vanilla in a bowl. Blend the flour and salt together, then blend into the creamed mixture. Mix in the nuts.

The dough will be a bit crumbly, but that’s okay. Chill for approximately one hour or longer.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 10-12 minutes or until set but not brown.

Roll in confectioners’ sugar while still warm; let cool and roll in sugar again.