Monday, November 26, 2012

Holiday Cookie Swap 2

Welcome to the Holiday Cookie Recipe Swap...Blog Hop
(really it's a linky party)
(All these adorable graphics are done by Smitten Blog Designs)
Join us for all FOUR weeks of cookie features, recipes, and linky parties.
Here is the line up:
Sweet Boutique    November 20
The Domesticated Princess    November 27
Living, Loving, Crafting    December 11
Make sure you come back each week for a great new cookie recipe, plus each blog will be featuring their own favorite cookie links from the party!
This particular recipe took a bit of coaxing from my sweet husband to get it. It's one of my mom's recipes she makes every Christmas, and everyone loves it, so, of course, she was slow to part with it. However, I take after my dad when it comes to sharing and believe that if you have something worth sharing, you should share it. This recipe is definitely worth sharing!
I'm not sure of the cookie's origin, but my dad's parents had a lot of pecan trees on their farm, so when I was a child, there was an abundance of pecans every winter. I have fond memories of helping shell them. While the farm has long ago been turned into a neighborhood development with those trees now gone, my mom still manages to acquire bags of pecans from friends and family members every year, which means we can make lots of these cookies every winter! Whether you are given pecans or buy them from the store, I hope you'll try this recipe for Bertie's Pecan Snowball Cookies:
1 stick butter (margarine can work, but the butter makes it so much better!) 1 cup flour 1 cup finely chopped pecans 3 Tbsp. sugar 1 tsp. vanilla powdered sugar Pre-heat oven to 300. Soften butter, and mix with flour, pecans, sugar, and vanilla. Then roll into balls. (Ours are always about the size of traditional bouncy balls, so you can pop them in your mouth.) Bake at 300 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Roll them in a small bowl of powdered sugar while they are still very warm. This batch should make between 3 and 4 dozen cookies, depending on the size of the balls. I also wish I could tell you exactly how much powdered sugar to use, but we just guess each time. Start with a cup and add as you run low.
I hope you'll enjoy these cookies as much as my family does!
After looking at all the yummy cookie recipes, I knew there was one I had to feature!  You just can't go wrong with a Candy Cane Oreo Stuffed Sugar Cookie!!!  Yum to the 10th power!  They look just as festive as they must taste!  Looking forward to trying this one out ASAP :)

Since each of the four co-hosts picked out her favorite cookie, be sure to check all four blogs to see them.
Don't forget to grab a button if you were featured!
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On to the party!
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This linky is for COOKIE RECIPE posts only, please!
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This is a month long party so keep coming back for more recipes and features! 
 Each blog will be featuring their favorite links each week! 
(Make sure you get a button if you have been featured.)
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