Cocoons is one of those holiday cookie recipes that evoke memories of tradition. Little white, melt-in-your-mouth balls of powder sugared goodness are a sure bet when it comes to pleasing folks!
The cocoons recipe is a recipe from John’s mother who made them only at Christmas time. I have tried to hold fast to the tradition but I falter! They are just too good to only have a the holidays. I have served cocoons at bridal showers, baby showers and parties for parties sake.
Cocoons have been a family favorite holiday cookie before I began the GAPS diet and still are! I have tried to make a healthier version by converting some of the ingredients but they are just not the same! So I have decided that although they do not fall into the traditional foods category, they are a taste from John’s childhood and memories are important to preserve!
Be sure to make your cocoon balls small – they cook faster and you get more powdered sugar per mouthful!