1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup shortening
2/3 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. orange or lemon extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Sifted powdered sugar
Cream butter and shortening; gradually add 2/3 cup sugar and flavorings, beating until light and fluffy.
Gradually add flour; beat well. Stir in chopped pecans.
Shape into 1 inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
Note: Watch them closely or the bottoms will over brown.
Remove immediately from cookie sheets and roll in powdered sugar. Cool and roll again in powdered sugar.
Yield: About 3 1/2 dozen
This is one of Mom's favorites.