Monday, December 18, 2017

Holiday Sweets Across the USA-- Part 1: Biscochitos, Black Walnut Cake & Bourbon Balls


From the December 10, 2017, Parade Magazine.

Some of those goodies found around the the country.

BISCOCHITOS--  New Mexico

State cookie and also a Christmastime favorite.  Originally brought to area by Spanish settlers, the crisp cookie is prized for its distinct anise flavor.

BLACK WALNUT CAKE--  Missouri

Black walnuts are harvested in Missouri in the fall, which means they turn up in all manner of holiday treats, from cakes to fudge and brownies.

BOURBON BALLS--  Kentucky

These boozy, no-bake confections are a Kentuckian riff on chocolate truffles.  Bourbon, Kentucky, go figure.

Honest,  I Only Had Two-Three Bourbon Balls.   --RoadDog

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