Southern Pecan Butterballs Recipe

Southern Pecan Butterballs Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credits: The Country Cook via Youtube


If a holiday baking session in your house is in full swing, you might want to add these southern pecan butterballs from The Country Cook on YouTube! This delicious-looking snack that looks like a snowball is the perfect treat this holiday season! It’s quick, easy, and only needs a few ingredients. You and your kids will surely have a good time making this treat. 


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This is also a staple in my home, especially when it’s the holiday season. I just love the nutty flavor and the unique texture of this treat. I can’t wait for you to try this recipe to impress your family!


  • 1 cup butter flavored vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, plus more for coating
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans


Step 1

In a large mixing bowl, add 1 cup butter flavored vegetable shortening, 1 cup powdered sugar, and 2 tsp vanilla extract. Mix using an electric mixer until smooth. Set aside. Next, in another bowl, combine 2 cups of all-purpose flour and 1/8 tsp salt, mix well, then combine it gradually with the butter mixture while whisking. Once done, fold in 1 1/2 cups of chopped pecans.

Making the batter for the pecan butterballs
Image credits: The Country Cook via Youtube


Step 2

Now, scoop a small portion of the mixture and shape it into a ball. Place this in a parchment paper-lined baking tray. Repeat these steps until you finish up the mixture. After this, bake them in the center oven rack for 15 minutes or until the edges just begin to brown. After baking, get a bowl of powdered sugar and coat each pecan butterball. Let them cool completely, then coat them with powdered sugar for the second time. Serve and enjoy!

Coating the butterballs with powdered sugar
Image credits: The Country Cook via Youtube

Southern Pecan Butterballs Recipe

Southern Pecan Butter Balls Recipe

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