Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Pecan puffs from Joy of cooking

I'm so bummed. My Joy of Cooking is out of date and doesn't have the recipe. Anyone?

I found this recipe online at http://annastockwell.com and it sounds like these are the same as the Mexican wedding cakes I posted the other day. There are a few differences.

Pecan Puffs
1 cup butter
4 Tbs. sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups pecans, finely ground
2 cups cake flour
about 1 cup confectioners sugar, for garnish

Preheat oven to 300?F.
Cream the butter and the sugar until soft, then stir in the vanilla.
Stir the pecans and the flour into the butter mixture.
Roll the dough into 2 tsp size balls and place evenly on a greased cookie sheet.
Bake until the cookies are just barely starting to brown, about 20 minutes.
While still hot, roll each cookie in the confectioners sugar then let cool completely on a cooling rack.
I like to dust all the finished cookies with a bit of extra confectioners sugar through a fine sieve for a smooth finish.


Mitty said...

This is the same recipe as the Joy of Cooking, except that it has been doubled. In addition, Joy notes that you can put the cookies back in the oven for one minute after they have been rolled in the sugar in order to glaze them--an interesting idea that I have never seen in any similar recipe.

Maine Mom said...

Thank you Mitty! I was going to have to wait until I got to Dad's house this summer when I could double check in Mom's Joy of Cooking. Thank you very much for the confirmation! :D

Anonymous said...

I add 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper to the recipe. It adds a hot note. :)