March 29 – Tianne of Buttercream Barbie Pecan Powder Puffs on page 156 from Baking From My Home To Yours by Dorie Greenspan.
I have been making a variation of these for years as Christmas cookies- the recipe I have been using calls them ‘Russian Tea Cakes’. The major differences are the use of walnuts (only chopped not powdered), icing sugar instead of regular sugar and no cinnamon.
I like this version. The cinnamon is subtle and goes well with the pecans.
The one thing to remember when making these is to keep them small. I got slack years ago- they were more than a mouthful and essentially they were little icing sugar bombs- exploding over who ever tried to eat them.
As I write this I am thinking maybe I should whip up another batch! Now go and check out the TWD blogroll and see what other folks thought.