1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped pecans
Sifted confectioners' sugar
Colored sprinkles in various colors
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Beat together softened butter and sugar until creamy. Add water and vanilla extract until combined. Add as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in remaining flour and pecans. Shape into 1-inch balls. Put on ungreased cookie sheet about 1 inch apart. Bake for about 20 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.
Add each color sprinkle to confectioners' sugar in a separate bowl. Mix sprinkles and confectioners' sugar together in each bowl. Roll cooled cookies in sugar mixture.
Yields about 36 cookies.