Friday, December 24, 2010

For Kael (Mrs. Ron Paul's Christmas Cookies)

I made this recipe for Kael a few years ago after Elias was born, and she loved it. It's so easy to make and you can add an endless variety of ingredients to personalize it to your taste. For instance, at Exclusively Food (where the above picture is from), they add sweet biscuits, white chocolate, vanilla, and marshmallows, and roll the cookies in coconut instead of confectioner's sugar. I think adding chocolate would be fantastic. I also think substituting another dried fruit, such as figs, would make it even more festive. White chocolate and Craisins would be tasty. Enjoy!

Here is Carol Paul's original recipe:

Apricot-Coconut Balls

8 oz. dried apricots
2/3 cup coconut flakes
2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
3/4 cup chopped pecans
confectioner's sugar

Mix the dried apricots with the coconut. Add condensed milk and pecans. Roll into small balls and then in confectioner's sugar. Refrigerate at least 2 hours and then serve.

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