So we got great news this week — two friends of ours finally got engaged! I’m beyond excited…they are great people who really deserve to be happy. So in their honor, I thought a traditional wedding cookie would be good. Unfortunately, the wedding cookies I know of under multiple names (Danish, Russian, Mexican, Italian, etc.) are — not my favorite. Then I came across a variation — chocolate wedding cookies! Of course, that was worth a try!
Chocolate Wedding Cookies
Sift together powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons cocoa. Set aside.
Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add flour and next 3 ingredients, beating until blended. Stir in pecans. (Dough will be stiff.) Shape into 1-inch balls, and place on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake at 400° for 10 minutes. Remove cookies to wire racks, and cool slightly. Roll warm cookies in powdered sugar mixture, and cool completely on wire racks.
Mmm…the sweet taste of happiness!