The Cookie With A Thousand Names #Vegetarian can be #Vegan

My recipe for this cookie, which I only make a Christmas, is Danish Cookies. It’s also called Mexican Wedding Cookies, Russian Tea Cakes, and I don’t know what all else. Our kids always called them Pecan Balls, which is less exotic but more descriptive.

Danish Cookies

  • 1 stick butter or margarine
  • 3 Tbs powdered sugar
  • 1 cup sifted flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Mix and roll into 1″ balls. Bake at 250F for 1/2 hour. Cool slightly, then roll in more powdered sugar.

Makes 24

I don’t know why I don’t make these more often; they’re super easy. I’m not very good with cookies, but these always come out perfect. Still, they’re just a Christmas thing. Go figure.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write about something a character (or you) confine(s) to one brief time of the year for no particular reason.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “The Cookie With A Thousand Names #Vegetarian can be #Vegan

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      Marian Allen

      December 22, 2020 at 4:47pm

      Well, some probably do. Maybe they’re supposed to. I’m just saying that I’ve heard these called that. Folks’ll say anything.

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  1. Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt

    December 23, 2020 at 1:20am

    Polvorones. ‘Frangible’ cookies – they break up like clumps of dry dirt, polvo.

    One of my favorite cookies – and I don’t eat carbs any more, so I miss them.

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  2. circadianreflections

    December 23, 2020 at 8:55am

    I love these, but have never made them. Let’s have a few with a cuppa shall we? πŸ˜€πŸŽ„

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