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Pecan Meltaways - Italian Cookie Balls

Pecan Meltaways are full of delicious pecan pieces and chocolate chips and finished off with confectioners sugar to add that extra bit of sweetness.
Course Christmas Cookie, Cookie, Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Chocolate Chip Pecan Meltaways
Servings 24 cookies
Author Melissa


  • 1/2 cup Finely Chopped Pecans
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter softened
  • 3/4 cup Icing Sugar confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Egg
  • 1.5 cups Flour all purpose
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • pinch Salt
  • 1/2 cup Icing Sugar for rolling


  • Preheat oven to 350 F, prepare 2 baking sheets lined with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. 
  • Using a mixer (stand or hand) cream together your butter with sugar and add in vanilla and egg until creamy and smooth.
  • In a medium bowl mix together flour with pecans, baking powder and salt. Add to butter mixture and stir to combine. Add in chocolate chips, stir until just incorporated (do not overmix).
  • Shape into small balls (3/4-1") and place on baking sheet 12 at a time. Bake for 10-12 minutes until just lightly golden around the edge.
  • Allow to cool completely and then roll each ball in powder sugar to coat.