Tuesday, March 29, 2011

TWD- Mexican Wedding Cookies

 
Things have been a little busy and stressful lately. When that happens I love to tackle a good project- clean the pantry, paint a piece of furniture, do some over the top recipe, try to paint Baby Strawberry's toenails (that one ended with 'Redipus Oedipus' all over my bath tub and my new top coat bottle shattered on the bathroom floor, remind me to cross baby pedicures off the "relaxing a little Anne" list!) When I make a huge mess and dedicate a lot of time to a project, it makes me feel better (especially after it's all cleaned up). So last week for Greek Independence Day, on top of the regular dishes, I decided to make homemade pitas and herb feta stuffed rolls. And then some key lime pie. There was a lot of mess and a lot of distraction (thanks for the help and the company, Lauren!) That said, I love a quick and easy recipe- and some days that's exactly what I need. These "Pecan Powder Puffs" as Dorie calls them come together in the food processor, with regular pantry ingredients. I'm not normally a huge fan of these cookies but Dorie did it again and changed my mind. They're sandy and light, flavorful and bite size (my little man loves that). Pretty awesome. I've liked "not liking" certain desserts and knowing I wouldn't be tempted, but Dorie keeps expanding my horizons (that didn't necessarily need expanding!)

Give this recipe a try- you can see it over at Buttercream Barbie or in the fabulous Baking by Dorie Greenspan. You never know what you might end up liking!

PS Come back tomorrow for the first "Wednesday Want"!

11 comments:

Flourchild said...

What a darling photo of your little boy holding the cookies! My kids loved these too. I ate way to many, they melt in your mouth:0 Im glad you enjoyed yet another great TWD recipe!

Katrina said...

These cookies are great--and dangerous for sure.
Cute picture!

Jacque said...

Aaah, isn't he cute! Glad you enjoyed the cookies, they were sure good.

Tia said...

thanks for baking with me! your boy is too cute. I hope he liked the cookies as much as my little guy did :)

cindy said...

Everytime I see you blog header it makes me happy! Your little guy is pretty happy looking too.
These are one yummy cookie. Have a great day. Looking forward to your Wednesday and Friday posts!

spike. said...

so cute! (your boy and those cookies) Glad you enjoyed them

Peggy the Baker said...

Like you, in the past I've thought that I might not be a big fan of a particular recipe or I have what I consider to be a perfectly good recipe for the same thing. But Dorie's recipes are always better! It is such fun to bake through the book.

Peggy said...

He is just too cute. Should be on the cover of a magazine! I haven't made these yet, but I plan to. Yours look delicious.

Nicole said...

Cute picture! You should be tired after all you made recently. I was happy these were quick and easy. I made almond ginger ones and they were great!

Lynne said...

I love the photo of your little boy! He looks so happy to have these delicious cookies in hand for you to photograph him. The cookies look perfect!

Cakelaw said...

I have had the red nail polish disaster too - and I did it all by myself, I wasn't even trying to pain a baby's nails. I am glad that you gave these a go and liked them. I thought they were fab.