Chocolate Crackle Cookies...yummy!

This was one of my mom's recipes and it is a good one. David and Ashley had a dessert reception after their wedding and so we had tables of "favorite desserts" from grandparents, moms, etc. My sweet friend Karen Rich, so sweetly made dozens of these cookies to have at the reception. She did a great job on them and it was such a precious way to honor my mom, Ashley's Nanny! Thank you Karen for your gift of love!

Chocolate Crackle Cookies

1- 18 1/2 ounce Devils Food Cake Mix
2 eggs slightly beaten
2 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon water
1/2 cup shortening
2 cups chopped pecans
Powdered sugar
Combine cake mix with eggs, vanilla, water and shortening. Stir with spoon until well mixed. Add pecans. Shape dough into 1 inch balls and roll in powdered sugar.
Bake on well greased cookie sheets placing balls 1 1/2 inches apart. 
Bake 375 for 8-10. Cookies are very soft. Cool on rack and then place in airtight container until serving.


karen said...

that was a very SWEET time! i was extremely honored to make one of your mom's cookie recipes. thank you for including me in one of the most special days of your life!! much love, karen

annalee said...

one of my favorites too... so good!

Shelli said...

hYUM, my fav! :)