Saturday, November 21, 2009

Day 7 - The 12 Days of Christmas Cookies

It's Day 7 of The 12 Days of Christmas Cookies. I'm sure you already know by now what this is all about, but I'll give you a brief recap just in case. After reading THE CHRISTMAS COOKIE CLUB by Ann Pearlman, Kathy and I thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite cookie recipes with you.

I realize that I just told you that the idea of The 12 Days of Christmas Cookies is about sharing cookie recipes, but I couldn't resist posting this one recipe for Pecan Mix. I guess technically you could make these sweet pecans and package them in little muffin cups or even tiny bags to add to your holiday cookie tray. We'll just go with that, alright, because I really want to share this recipe.

I first received a tin of this Pecan Mix over ten years ago from a co-worker. I couldn't believe how delicious (and addictive) these nuts were. And then, when I discovered how incredibly easy they were to make, they quickly became a regular addition to my Christmas cookie trays.


1 lb. pecans
1/4 cup brownulated sugar
2 teaspoons cold water
1 teaspoon salt (optional)
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg white
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 225 degrees.
Mix dry ingredients in a bowl and put aside.
In another bowl, whisk egg white and water until fluffy.
Fold pecan into egg white mixture.
Pour dry ingredients on pecans and mix.
Place pecans on a cookie sheet. Make sure pecans are spread out evenly.
Bake in oven for 45 minutes, turning after 30 minutes.
After baking, place pecans in a brown paper bag for 10 minutes.
Shake the bag.

Do not double recipe!


rhapsodyinbooks said...

This sounds really good! Of course in the Southwest, we usually throw chipotle spice into everything, so it turns into sweet and hot instead of just sweet.

Beth F said...

Oh, I make this. It makes a great gift in a pretty bag or tin and I usually have it out on New Year's Eve for munching while waiting for midnight.

bermudaonion said...

How can it be day 7 already? These pecans sound wonderful!

Jenny Girl said...

oh you are so evil for posting this recipe for these addictive little suckers :)
Like there will be any left for giving away.

Anonymous said...

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Helen Ginger said...

This does look easy. I've copied the recipe.

Straight From Hel

Mom of 5 Boys said...

It sounds yummy, but I just need a clarification. By 'brownulated' sugar, do you mean brown or granulated? or a mixture of the both?

holdenj said...

Bought my pecans today! I wasn't planning on doubling it, but I wonder why that would be a problem? Less even distribution of flavor, maybe? Thanks for posting the recipe!

Gwendolyn B. said...

So . . . what's up with the "Do not double the recipe"? Is that a warning that it won't work or that our pants won't fit if we do it? They sound yummy!

Grilsgood said...

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* Exported from MasterCook *

Christmas Bourbon Date Cookies

Recipe By :
Serving Size : 4 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : *Transfer Alcohol
Cookies Holiday-Christmas

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 eggs
1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 tablespoons bourbon
1 1/2 teaspoons soda in 1 tbsp. milk
1 1/2 cups flour
1 pound chopped dates
1 pound candied cherries
1 pound candied pineapple
4 cups pecans -- coarsely chopped

Cream together eggs, butter and brown sugar. Stir in orange juice, bourbon and milk-soda mixture. Add flour, pecans and candied fruits. (Lightly toss candied fruits with a small amount of flour until fruits separate easily.) Mix well. Drop by teaspoons onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

Yields: 6 dozen.

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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 1732 Calories; 100g Fat (49.6% calories from fat); 19g Protein; 209g Carbohydrate; 19g Dietary Fiber; 168mg Cholesterol; 343mg Sodium. Exchanges: 3 1/2 Grain(Starch); 1 Lean Meat; 5 1/2 Fruit; 19 Fat; 4 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.

Nutr. Assoc. : 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Christmas Butter Cookies

Recipe By :
Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Cookies-Butter Holiday-Christmas

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Cream butter, gradually add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, milk and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually add to creamed mixture. Chill for ease in handling. Roll out dough to 1/8" thickness on lightly floured surface. Cut with floured cookie cutters into desired shapes. Bake on a cookie sheet in preheated 350 F oven 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Makes 4-5 dozen.

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"4 dozen"
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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 3750 Calories; 193g Fat (46.0% calories from fat); 44g Protein; 466g Carbohydrate; 9g Dietary Fiber; 711mg Cholesterol; 2980mg Sodium. Exchanges: 17 Grain(Starch); 1 Lean Meat; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 37 Fat; 13 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.

Nutr. Assoc. : 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0