A family favorite holiday cookie is this Homemade Cocoons recipe. Other names for these delicious cookies are Wedding Cookies and Pecan Balls. They melt in your mouth and are absolutely delicious!
Wedding Cookies is the most popular name for these bites of delight!
But, we have called them Cocoons because that is what John’s mom called them! This 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 during the holidays. I have served cocoons at bridal showers (Wedding Cookies) baby showers (Pecan Balls) and parties for parties sake.
There is nothing better than a cookie recipe that goes by different names and fits any occasion!
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!
Top Tip For Making Homemade Cocoons – Wedding Cookies – Pecan Balls
- Be sure to make your cocoon balls small – they cook faster and you get more powdered sugar per mouthful!
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Known by many names in different cultures (Homemade Cocoons - Wedding Cookies - Pecan Balls) - these are a holiday classic.
- Cream butter and sugar.
- Add nuts, then water and vanilla.
- Beat then add flour a little at a time. Add more flour if needed - dough should not stick to your hands.
- Roll dough into 1 to 1-1/2 inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheets.
- Bake at 250F for 45 minutes.
- Cool then roll in powdered sugar. Don't be afraid to lick your fingers - it tastes great!
- Be sure to make your cocoon balls small - they cook faster and you get more powdered sugar per mouthful!