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Cranberry Sugar Pecan Balls

Try these delicious pecan balls with cranberry and sugar
Cranberry Sugar Pecan Balls

Divine Cuisine

These petite cookies have just the right amount a sour-ness from the cranberries to cut through all that powdered sugar that gives these cookies a beautiful snowball appearance. — Angela Carlos

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Ingredients

  • 2 sticks butter room temperature
  • 3/4 Cups plus more for dusting the cookies confectioners sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Cup toasted pecans
  • 1/2 Cup dried cranberries
  • 2 1/4 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt

Directions

Using either a stand or hand mixer, cream the butter, sugar, and cocoa powder until light and fluffy, 4 to 5 minutes. Scrape down the bowl with a spatula.

Beat in the yolks and vanilla extract, until smooth. In a food processor, process nuts and cranberries, until you get a paste.

In a medium bowl mix flour and salt; combine with the butter mixture until just incorporated. Follow with the nut mixture, mix well.

Form the dough into a disk, wrap in plastic, and transfer to refrigerator for 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Lay cookie sheet with a parchment paper. Form 1 tablespoon of dough into small balls; place on a cookie sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough. Let chill in a fridge for 15 minutes.

Bake 20 minutes, or until cookies are firm.

When the cookies are cool enough to handle, roll in remaining confectioners sugar and transfer to a platter.

 

 

Nutritional Facts
Servings4
Calories Per Serving997
Total Fat67g100%
Sugar33gN/A
Saturated32g100%
Cholesterol195mg65%
Protein12g23%
Carbs94g31%
Vitamin A413µg46%
Vitamin B120.2µg3.8%
Vitamin B60.1mg5.9%
Vitamin C0.3mg0.5%
Vitamin D1µgN/A
Vitamin E2mg11%
Vitamin K6µg7%
Calcium56mg6%
Fiber6g25%
Folate (food)38µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)222µg56%
Folic acid108µgN/A
Iron5mg25%
Magnesium61mg15%
Monounsaturated23gN/A
Niacin (B3)5mg23%
Phosphorus205mg29%
Polyunsaturated8gN/A
Potassium247mg7%
Riboflavin (B2)0.4mg26.4%
Sodium303mg13%
Sugars, added22gN/A
Thiamin (B1)0.7mg48.9%
Trans2gN/A
Zinc2mg13%