Nov 30 2010

The Christmas Cookie Club

Ann Pearlman's best-selling book The Christmas Cookie Club debuted last year, telling the story of a group of women who form a once-a-year alliance to bake and exchange cookies, and wind up forming lifelong bonds that transcended their group’s initial purpose.

Here is the Pecan Butter Balls from the novel The Christmas Cookie Club

            2 cups chopped pecans

            2 cups flour

            1 cup melted butter

            ½ cup sugar

            2 teaspoons vanilla

            ¼ teaspoons salt

            confectioner’s sugar.


            Chop pecans in blender or food processor. Combine all except confectioner’s sugar. Gather into a ball. With floured hands, shape in one inch balls and bake on ungreased cookie sheet.  I line my cookie sheets with wax paper or parchment paper and spray them with Pam.  Bake in 325 degree oven for 20 minutes.  Pull off the papers and let cookies cool, but make sure they’re still warm and gently shake them in bag with confectioners. Place them back on the paper and add more confectioners while they cool.  Makes five dozen.

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11/30/2010 5:12:34 AM
Gretchen United States
At my church we do a cookie exchange but each lady make 6 dozen of a cookie and our asked to make an extra dozen for the performers dinner on christmas eve.  We are having 5 christmas eve services this year so the provide dinner for those who have to sing or play at them. My church is pretty large so it would be hard to make a dozen for each person and you go home with 6 dozen cookies you might not have made yourself.
11/30/2010 8:19:37 AM
Kristen United States
I just made these cookies. Wonderful!  Thanks for sharing.
12/1/2010 11:56:05 AM
Steve United States
Id like to give this a shot but Im not understanding this line:

"Pull off the papers and let cookies cool, but make sure they’re still warm and gently shake them in bag with confectioners."

While theyre still warm, put them in a bag with some powdered sugar and then shake the bag?
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