1/4 cup butter
1/2 plus 1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tbsp vanilla extract
2 cups sifted all-purpose king arthur white flower
3/4 tsp salt
1 cup chopped pecans
3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (165 degrees C). Spray baking pan with olive oil based non-stick spray. Wipe with paper towel to get all edges and disperse the spray.
2. In a large bowl, cream the butter, olive oil, sugar and vanilla extract until light and fluffy.
3. Stir together the flower and salt; stir into the butter mixture and add the pecans. Dust your hands with a little confectioners' sugar and roll the dough into 1 in. balls (I use a melon baller).
4. Place 2 inches a part on the baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown (turn the sheet around 1/2 way through to ensure baked evenly). Remove to racks to cool for 15 minutes, the roll in the confectioners' sugar.