So yes, I realize that pecans are not really a cookie. (I'm already bending the rules on my challenge and it's only Day 4!)
But, every year when my mom and I make up our cookie tins for friends and family, we always include a small muffin cup full of these crunchy sweet pecans. The cookie tin is not complete without them! So in my opinion, they can definitely be considered a "cookie" for the 25 Days of Christmas Cookies.
These nuts are perfect for snacking through the holiday season. They're wonderful sprinkled on a warm bowl of oats in the morning, or atop a chilly bowl of ice cream as an after-dinner treat. Combine them with some cereal and dried fruit for a make-shift trail mix. They would also make a perfect hostess gift, or a gift for that person who's always so difficult to shop for.
Gift-ing is the exact reason I made these pecans today! Today, my Business Man took his team members and their spouses/significant others to see The Christmas Carol at the Stranahan Theatre in Toledo and out to dinner at Nagoya's for their office Christmas celebration.
We had gotten some beautiful Vera Bradley ornaments as a Christmas gift for the ladies who work for my Business Man. However, we didn't want their men to feel left out when it was time to open presents! So, I thought what could be better than a mug-full of glazed pecans?
We put the nuts into Ohio State mugs, as is fitting for where we live. And they loved them!
|The perfect "Man-gift".|
Without further adieu... here's the recipe!
Question: What's your favorite type of nut?
Mine is pecans, all the way! (At least this time of year anyways...)