Christmas Recipe: Bev’s Nutty Butter Balls

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Looking for a tasty and very simple Christmas recipe? Try Bev's amazing Nutty Butter Balls!
2 cups finely chopped pecan nuts or walnuts
2 cups plain flour
1 cup soft butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 cup icing sugar
  1. In a bowl place the finely chopped pecan nuts, plain flour, butter, sugar, salt and vanilla essence. Mix with a fork or hands until blended, then gather into a ball.
  2. With lightly floured hands pinch off pieces of dough, form into 2.5cm balls and place on baking sheets
  3. Bake at 160oC for 20 to 30mins, or until browned on base or they feel firm to touch. Let cool for 5 minutes.
  4. Place the icing sugar in a plastic bag and then shake a few cookies at a time until coated.
Makes about 48