Tia at Buttercream Barbie chose our recipe this week for Tuesdays With Dorie. She chose Pecan Powder Puffs (page 156) in Baking From My Home to Yours. In the playing around section, Dorie mentioned making these Mexican wedding cookie cousins with cocoa, so I did! Hello, chocolate! Really, I just wanted to try something different, since I already know the regular cookies are one of my favorites. Dorie’s recipe is a little different from my latest favorite of this type of cookie, called Russian Teacakes.
I loved the addition of cocoa to these and will probably make Dorie’s recipe again and have to make them chocolaty. I used Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa, so they were extra chocolaty. These were kind of like a little round snow covered version of Dorie’s World Peace Cookies. I made these while we had company last week. They were a hit with everyone who had one or two (or three or more).
Thanks for picking this recipe, Tia. I had never even noticed it before. She’ll have the recipe on her blog. If you’ve never made this kind of cookie with cocoa, you’ve got to try it sometime. Check out the other Pecan Powder Puffs at TWD Land.