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Butternut Snowballs

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Ingredients

1 cup margarine
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups sifted flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups finely chopped pecans
About 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

Combine margarine, granulated sugar and vanilla. In another bowl, combine sifted flour, salt and pecans. Combine the two mixtures; form balls about the size of small walnuts. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Do not brown. After the cookie balls cool, roll them in the powdered sugar.

Emilie Ricknell
Kewanee



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