Sunday, December 11, 2011

Pecan Dreams- The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap

A few weeks ago I remember seeing a tweet from Lindsay at Love and Olive Oil about The Great Food Blogger Cookies Swap. I love cookies and love sending people gifts so I signed up immediately! I couldn't wait to get going on the cookies! I debated a lot about what I was going to send and kept going back and forth on a few recipes but kept coming back to these cookies. I'm not a big nut person but for some reason these just screamed Christmas Cookie to me. 

Sometimes I am a procrastinator but yet these cookies had to be out and in the mail by December 5th. Well, December 3rd I decided to go down our stairs too fast and ended up banging and stubbing the daylights out of my right foot to the point where we thought I had a few broken toes. I didn't want to go to the ER knowing there is nothing they can do for them anyway so we pulled out my old boot, iced the toes, and kept going!- I did go to the Dr. Last Monday and luckily nothing was broken! But my foot is still black and blue!

Here we are with Pecan Dreams. My mom thought these were like Mexican Wedding Cookies but honestly a great little ball of sugar powdered goodness. (Speaking of mother's, my mom is used to trying everything I make so she snuck a few of these cookies and I had exactly 38- a dozen to send out to each person and then a few to try- She ate 4! So my matches got 10 of these and then some of the Peppermint Krispies to make up for my dozen.)

Pecan Dreams
recipe adapted from Starr Recipes at Greystone Cookbook

2 sticks butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 1/4 cups flour, sifted
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. water
1 cup pecans, chopped

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Cream together butter and powdered sugar. Add flour, flavoring, and water.  Mix well and add pecans. Once dough is mixed, make rounded teasponful into a ball. Place balls of cookie dough on cookie sheet. Bake at 300 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes (until cookies are light brown). Roll cookies in powdered sugar as soon as they are removed from the oven.

I would also like to give a big thank you to the bloggers I got cookies from!


Melissa @IWasBornToCook said...

You're welcome - glad you enjoyed them! Yours look delicious!

Paula said...

I am addicted to these pecan balls! I hope your foot is healing well :(

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