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.
- 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.
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.