Tuesday, March 29, 2011

TWD pecan powder puffs

I was really excited to see this recipe that Tia of Buttercream Barbie chose for TWD this week!  My mom used to make a version of these every Christmas and we called them "snowballs."  They are one of my dad's favorite cookies so I was excited to get to make some for him since he has been working so hard to take care of mom since she broke her ankle. 

Well, this recipe was another example of me not reading through the instructions and just charging on...I processed the pecans with ALL of the sugar instead of saving some to process with the butter...and I used my mini-chopper to just process the pecans before I read that we were supposed to do the whole thing in the food processor.  Oops!  So they were done in the kitchenaid. But I don't think it turned out to be too much of a problem.  Then in the crazyness of the day I also think I underbakeed them a bit so they weren't quite as crisp as I would like.

However....they are delicious!  I actually really enjoyed them without even the powdered sugar.  The girls in my Bible study ate up a bunch of them & I'm taking the rest to my dad today.  Thanks so much to Tia for choosing the cookies!  Visit her blog for the recipe & the TWD site to see who baked along.


  1. I love your cake plate! I have to remind myself to read thru the recipe too.

  2. I came this close to doing the same thing with the sugar! Glad it worked out in the end

  3. Thank you for the info. It sounds pretty user friendly. I guess I’ll pick one up for fun. thank u

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