Christmas Cookie…Candy Countdown

18 days till Christmas….

Christmas Crackles
These easy to make and delicious cookies are a Christmas favorite each year.  The dough will be really thick…just roll them in balls, cover with powdered sugar and bake. 

1 (18 ounce) package devils food cake mix
2 eggs, stiffly beaten (5 minutes)
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 tablespoon water
1/2 cup solid shortening
2 cups chopped pecans
powdered sugar
Combine cake mix, eggs, vanilla and water.  Stir.  Stir in pecans.  Shape dough into 1″ balls and roll in powdered sugar.  Place dough balls 1 1/2 ” apart on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12 minutes.  Cookies will be soft when removed from the oven.  Let cookies set on cookie sheet for a few minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack.  Makes approximately 5 dozen. 


  1. I am definitely trying these cookies soon. My mom used to make a cake like chocolate cookie. She always iced it with white icing. It was her favorite. I think these cookies will taste a lot like those. Thanks for the posts, Jackie. It was good to see you tonight!

  2. Farm Chick says:

    Did you wonder if I could count? I had a few extra days on my countdown. 🙂 Yes, it was great seeing you! Enjoy these cookies!