Cocoons


Cuisine: Creole

Category: sweet

Servings: 8

Ingredients:

4 DOZEN YIELD

2-1/4 cups unbleached white flour
2/3 cup powdered sugar
8 oz. pecans (chopped)
8 oz. margarine (melted)
1 tbsp. oil (for baking sheets)
2/3 cup powdered sugar (for coating cookies)


Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, place flour, 2/3 cup powdered sugar, and pecans. Mix thoroughly. Add margarine and mix thoroughly with hands. Lightly oil 2 large baking sheets. In amounts of 1-1/2 tablespoons, mold dough into cocoon or oval shapes by hand. Place cookies on baking sheets. Bake in a 350 oven for 30 minutes or until bottoms are light brown. Do not overcook. When cookies are done, cool completely. Pour remaining 2/3 cup powdered sugar into a plastic bag. Drop 5 to 6 cookies at a time into the bag and toss. When cookies are completely covered with sugar, place on platter and serve.

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