Monday, April 04, 2005
Mondays with Maida - The Farmer's Wife's Pecan Cookies
Page 47 in the old book / page 81 in the new book
What a difference a cup or so of flour makes! These cookies have the same ingredients as last week's cookies, but with more flour, less sugar and less butter. While last week's Praline Wafers were thin and candy-like, these are thicker, more traditional cookies that are very crunchy.
These cookies are super easy to make. You melt the butter in a saucepan and mix in the other ingredients right in the pan. Making them was blessedly uneventful - no cookies sticking to foil this week!
I liked the cookies very much; they're quite sweet and VERY crunchy. They are also rather pretty, with a nice sheen and pecan half perched on top.
Here's what the cookie panel thought...
Suzanne: Suzanne was busy taking care of her brand new grandson, so didn't get a chance to try the cookies this week.
Denny: "Farmer's Wife's Pecan Cookies were very good. Rating - 4.22"
Laura: "Deliciously crunchy and incredibly tasty. Rating - 5"
Phil: "Not a soft cookie, crunchy at the edge and more chewy as you approach the middle - crowned with a textured pecan great for cookie aesthetics but not so good for enhancing the tasting experience. A serviceable cookie and if exposure time (time to disappear from the container after staff are advised there are cookies) is any indicator, one of the quickest to disappear. Rating - 3.75"
Overall rating by the panel - 4.3
Next week – Route 7 Raisin-Nut Cookies