Photo: Beth Dreiling; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine
Prep Time
10 Mins
Bake Time
21 Mins
Cook Time
13 Mins
Yield
Makes 2 1/2 dozen

Serve these bite-size treats with homemade Vanilla Ice Cream or your favorite vanilla ice cream.

How to Make It

Step 1

Place pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan.

Step 2

Bake at 350° for 6 to 8 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring once halfway through baking time.

Step 3

Beat 1 cup powdered sugar and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add milk and vanilla, beating until blended.

Step 4

Combine flour, cocoa, and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended. Stir in pecans.

Step 5

Shape dough into 1-inch balls, and place 1 1/2 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheets.

Step 6

Bake at 400° for 11 to 13 minutes or until tops of cookies just begin to crack. Cool on baking sheets 3 minutes. Remove to wire racks; dust with remaining 1/4 cup powdered sugar. Cool 10 minutes.

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