Even if you’ve never heard of a Pecan Powder Puff, you probably already know what’s up with these cookies. You’ve likely seen (and tasted) them under one of their other aliases: Russian tea cakes, Mexican wedding cookies, etc. Something that goes by that many names sounds a little sneaky, but if you like nuts, they are really one of the nicest little cookies you’ll come across.
These little puffs are full of ground pecans (although you could certainly use walnuts or almonds in their place). They get their sweetness mostly from a liberal coating of powdered sugar….preferably enough powdered sugar to make you cough a little bit…know what I mean? They are crumbly, but melt in your mouth. If it’s still chilly enough where you live for hot cocoa, the two are a perfect match. I wish I’d made them a little bigger. I wish I’d made more of them. *sigh*
I LOVE these little morsels no matter what they’re called. Totally dangerous to have them in the house, warm from the oven. Used to get them fro students at Christmas all musher with other holiday cookies. Great memories.
They look puffy and perfect! I wish I had made more as well, or maybe I should say I wish I had hidden a few for me to enjoy later…when will I learn that with teenage boys around, there is no “later” when it comes to cookies!! ;-)