Tuesday, March 29, 2011

TWD—Cocoa Pecan Powder Puffs

TWD--Cocoa Pecan Puffs 3-25-11

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.

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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).

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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.

16 comments:

Lisa said...

Those definitely sound better than the regular snowball cookies. After all, if they're chocolate, they've gotta be good.

peachkins said...

you got me craving chocolate cookies!

Lisa Ernst said...

These cookies are a lot like one of my favorites, chocolate almond shortbread. They look exactly the same. Sometimes I add chocolate chips to up the chocolate even more. :-) I made Dorrie's World Peace Cookies a while back, when she was still calling them Korova Cookies.

Flourchild said...

Great idea to change them into Cocoa puffs:). They look very yummy!

Mary said...

Yum. I will have to try the chocolately version next!

Anne said...

I must have read the recipe in a hurry because I didn't even notice a cocoa version (now I'm kicking myself!) Yours look perfect as usual Katrina, I bet your boys loved all the powdered sugary goodness!

PheMom said...

See?! Now I'm going to end up having to make this version too! I was trying so hard to ignore them too *sigh* Gorgeous cookies!

Jennifurla said...

dear lord, yum

chocolatechic said...

oooOOOoooooo


I love it.

cindy said...

I was hoping someone would make the chocolate version. If it is anything like World Peace Cookies, I'm making them tonight! Have a great day.

scrambledhenfruit said...

I've never made these with cocoa- they look delicious! :)

Nicole said...

I've made a couple variations of these cookies and they are always good. I tried using almonds and it was a good choice! Yours look so chocolately!

spike. said...

oh, now I want to try the chocolate kind!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

These look like a delicious chocolate cookie! Full of flavor....yum!

jillbert said...

Oooh, the chocolate version looks good! I need to make a note in my book to give those a try.

Valerie said...

Chocolate and nuts!!! They wouldn't last long around me.