Coconut Balls

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  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/4 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 4 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 (7-ounce) can flaked coconut


  1. Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add 1/4 cup sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add water and 2 teaspoons vanilla, mixing well; add flour, stirring well. Stir in pecans.
  2. Shape into 1/2-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets; bake at 300° for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely on cookie sheets.
  3. Combine 4 cups sugar, milk, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and salt in a medium mixing bowl; beat with a wire whisk until smooth.
  4. Dip cookies in glaze; roll in coconut.
  5. Note: Coconut may be tinted, if desired.
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