To our delight, my mom has started making these cookies Vegan and loading them up with lots of chopped Pecans. She has been making these little gems for 50 plus years -- bless her heart! As you will see, the sugar content is light which makes the pecan flavor stronger, but you can always add more or roll them in sugar once baked.
Pecan Balls – Helen Lantz
2 cups all purpose flour
¼ cup sugar
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup soy butter (softened)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups minced or finely chopped Pecans
Sift together in medium bowl, flour, sugar and salt.
Add soy butter and vanilla extract. Work with spoon or hands until well blended.
Add pecans. Shape into 1 “ balls. Assemble on un-oiled cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 25 minutes or until brown.
***For sweeter cookie, roll cookies, while still warm, in sugar.
Makes approx. 4 ½ dozen