2 cups softened butter
1 cup powdered sugar
2 T. Water
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 cups all purpose flour
2 cups finely chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 300°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add water and vanilla; mix well. Gradually add flour; fold in pecans.
Roll dough into 1-in. balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets and flatten with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar.
Bake 20-25 minutes or until bottom edges are golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. When cool, dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: about 5 dozen.
(NOTE: The tops do not get brown so test the bottom for doneness not the top. And I never substitute margarine for butter in this recipe.)