Coconut Balls

1 cup butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 pund pecan halves, or whole almonds
shredded coconut

Pre-heat oven to 325 F. Beat together butter, sugar and vanilla until fluffy. Sift flour with salt and add to butter mixture; blend. Shape dough around each nut to form a 1-inch diameter ball. Roll in coconut. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 20 minutes. Cool and store in loosely covered can.

Note: Recipe donated by "NancKopf."

Servings: 60

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