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Pecan Meltaways

  • Total time: 25 minutes
  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Servings: 48
  • Calories: 73 kcal

These simple cookies are great on their own or pair well with fruit or ice cream. Try the recipe now!


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • Additional confectioners’ sugar


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners’ sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in vanilla.
  3. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  4. Stir in pecans. Refrigerate until chilled.
  5. Preheat oven to 350⁰ F.
  6. Roll into 1-inch balls and place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set.
  7. Roll warm cookies in additional confectioners’ sugar; cool completely on wire racks.
  8. Roll cooled cookies again in confectioners’ sugar.

Christina Sunderman, MS, RDN, LD

Clinical Nutrition Manager