Only A Few Simple Ingredients To Make These Sweet Little Treats

When I pulled this handwritten recipe out of the old recipe tin, I was intrigued. There was no title, just five simple ingredients, and a very short jumble of instructions. After looking over the ingredients: butter, flour, sugar, pecans, I figured that this recipe was for something similar to Mexican Wedding Cakes (which I’ve always loved).


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup powdered sugar (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix together with a fork. Roll into small balls (about 1-inch across) and place on baking sheet.
  3. Bake 13-15 minutes. Let cool and shake in a ziploc big filled with powdered sugar to coat, if using. Enjoy!