Tuesday, March 29, 2011

TWD - Pecan Powder Puffs

When I saw "Pecan Powder Puffs" on our March list, I remember thinking, "I wonder what in the hell those are?"  Never heard of them.  When I opened the book this morning and started reading Dorie's description, she said they were also sometimes called "Pecan Balls" or "Mexican Wedding Cakes".   Still clueless.

And since there was no picture in the book, not only did I have no idea what they were supposed to taste like....I had no idea what they were supposed to look like.  This is where following directions comes in handy!!

Up until I coated them with powdered sugar, I was still flying blind.  But after that sugar coating when on, a little bell went off.  These look like those snowball cookies that are always on Christmas platters.  And that's what they tasted like......only much better than I ever remember them tasting!  These are addictive, little, bite-size suckers...slightly sweet, slightly crunchy and I love how the powdered sugar kind of melts on your tongue.   Plus, they take no time to throw together and you can always change up the nut/spice combinations for a little variety.

Thanks, Tianna for a great pick.  You can get the recipe at her site, Buttercream Barbie.


  1. Im glad they turned out good for you. I have felt like that before when making a recipe I had NO idea what it was supposed to look like! You did good!! I make these every Christmas time. My family loves them..I ate way to many though:)

  2. Yours look perfect even if you weren't sure where the recipe was going! Dorie is amazing that way. Great job!

  3. They are a Christmas classic--for a good reason!
    Have a great day.

  4. These are such a great Christmas cookie but I really enjoyed them now, too. I wanted to mix it up so I used almonds and ginger which was a winning combination.

  5. A childhood favorite disguised with a different name, but the same cookie we all had at Christmas time. I love yours in black and white!


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