Recipe by Michelle Berteig
My sister made these for Christmas this year and they are really good! The recipe came from a magazine. These cookies are tender and crumbly, like Mexican Wedding Cakes, and are very chocolaty with a hint of cinnamon.
Top Review by Donna M.
I made these for Christmas this year and loved them! They taste even better after they age a few days. I also re-rolled my cookies in the sugar mix later on. The only thing I did differently was to add a tablespoon of cornstarch to the bottom of my cup when measuring the flour. It makes the cookies more tender and we prefer them that way. Also toasted my pecans. Yummy!
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 1⁄4 cups powdered sugar
- 1⁄2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup pecans, finely chopped
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 325°F.
- Beat butter in a large mixing bowl using an electric mixer for 30 seconds. Add in 1/2 cup of the powdered sugar, 1/4 cup of the cocoa powder, and the vanilla and mix until combined, scraping the sides of the bowl occasionally.
- Add in as much flour as you can while using the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour, 1/2 teaspoon of the cinnamon and the pecans.
- Shape dough into 1 inch balls and place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 18-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Allow to cool completely.
- Combine the remaining 3/4 cup powdered sugar, 1/4 cup cocoa powder and 1/2 tsp cinnamon in a small bowl. Roll the cooled cookies in this mixture.
- Store in layers separated by waxed paper in an airtight container. Cookies can also be frozen for up to 3 months, thaw before serving.