This is my favorite holiday cookie recipe! I've made it for at least 45 yrs. but could not locate my recipe book as it's packed in one of 50 boxes....Thank you!!!!
If the sugar does get messed up all you'd need to do is roll in more powdered sugar to freshen them up.
The kosher salt also caught my attention when I read the recipe. I usually add kosher salt to the liquid in a recipe, not dry ingredients. Since there is no liquid, I'd use my Krups coffee grinder (cheap and easy to use and clean) that I keep for spices and grind the salt finer, but you need to measure the salt before you grind it.
I was terribly disappointed in this recipe. The first batch was so terrible (consistency and flavor) I thought I must have done something wrong, so I spent the time and money to redo it again and there was no improvement. The consistency is just awful and there was so little flavor...after the second batch I was speechless. I made two other cookie recipes from this issue and they were fab! Also found another pecan ball recipe with less butter, fewer pecans and less flour and they turned out great. Thank you for the inspiration at least :)
I had the same issue when I made my lemon cookies last year so I've learned never to use anything but plain table salt for my baking and kosher salt for my cooking.
Could these be frozen and then defrosted for serving? Or would the sugar get messed up?
I love these cookies and make them every christmas. I thought I would try something different and use this recipe this year but was hesitant to use kosher salt since the salt is more coarse than table salt and thus less likely to blend in with the rest of the ingredients. Against my better judgement, I went ahead and used kosher salt and was horribly disappointed. The cookie itself is melt in your mouth, but unfortunately while it's melting, you also get bursts of saltiness here and there. Not the taste experience I was going for. However, family members who tried the cookie had no complaints. I can't understand what using kosher salt in this recipe does for the cookie? Salted sweets are common now, perhaps that was the goal with this recipe??