Shorties. These melt in your mouth cookies are delightful! They go by many names and the type of nuts may vary, but this version is my mama's and therefore my favorite! When I was growing up, my mama used to make these wonderful cookies every Christmas. My brother and I loved to help roll them in powdered sugar. It's a tradition that I carry on with my children. They are in charge of the rolling and rerolling of the cookies. These cookies are simple to make and requires a short amount of time to prepare. They are perfect for giving as gifts or enjoying with your family.
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 cup butter, softened
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup finely chopped pecans
1/4 tsp. salt
Additional powdered sugar for rolling
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Beat 1/2 cup powdered sugar, butter, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Beat in flour and salt. Stir in pecans. Shape into 1-inch balls. Place 1-inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 15-20 minutes or until set, but not brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets. Cool slightly. Roll in powdered sugar. Cool completely. Reroll in powdered sugar. Makes 4 dozen cookies.