2. Pecan balls
Use an electric mixer to beat ½ pound of softened butter, ½ cup of powdered sugar and vanilla extract until the mixture turns light and airy.
Fold in 2 cups of all-purpose flour and ¼ teaspoon of baking powder until the mixture is properly blended.
Add in a cup of chopped-up pecans.
Roll the dough into balls and bake at 300°F for 25 minutes.