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Friday, March 16, 2012

Wedding Cookies

Wedding Cookies

I always thought there was only one kind of wedding cookies and they were made by the Keebler elves and came in a pink bag when I was growing up.   The Danish Wedding Cookies are now packaged in a pink box.   I was still intrigued enough to try this recipe recently.  I wanted so much for the cookies to taste just like the ones that come in the pink box but those Keebler elves definitely have the secret on this one.  However, my friends at work thought that the wedding cookies were pretty wonderful.  They're a soft cookie instead of a crisp cookie like those in the pink box.  

Wedding Cookies 

1/2 cup Crisco Shortening
1/4 cup water
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 egg white
1 box white cake mix
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
confectioners' sugar

In a large bowl, mix the shortening, water, vanilla, and egg white together thoroughly.  Mix in the cake mix, nuts, and chocolate chips until the dough holds together. 

Shape into 1-inch balls and place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.  Bake until almost set, about 10 min.  While warm, dip the cookies in confectioners' sugar.  Allow to cool completely and store in an airtight container.

Yield:  5 dozen cookies

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