Sunday, December 14, 2008

Mexican Wedding Cookies

One of my all-time favorite cookies is the Mexican wedding cookie. I don't hear them called that in the Midwest but people do make them, however I don't know what they're called. I'm from the Southwest, and we call them Mexican Wedding cookies. I can still remember coming home from the bakery with my mom and dad with a bag of them. I used to think they were such a treat.

1/2 cup toasted nuts (hazelnuts, pecans or walnuts); ground finely but not a paste
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup butter
1/4 cup powdered sugar

1 cup of powdered sugar for decorating/rolling

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Using a mixer, cream butter and sugar until light. Add vanilla and flour until combined. Stir in nuts. Refrigerate for one hour.

Form dough into balls and place on cookie sheet. Cook for about 12 minutes. Cool on wire rack for about 5 minutes. Roll cookies carefully (a few of mine broke b/c they were either too warm) in the powdered sugar and enjoy.


Melissa Miller said...

Hi Risa,
Oh these cookies are so wonderful! I'm half Mexican myself and my Grandma would make these.
Thanks for sharing the recipe. Would you believe I didn't have it. Shame on me. LOL!
Hope you are having a fabulous weekend! ~Melissa

squawmama said...

Hi Risa... I love Christmas cookies and will be keeping your recipe... also wow for the martini... That sounds yummy & I will be making that too... I think I have both of those in my liquor cabinet... Have a wonderful Sunday


Millie said...

These look really good. I know you love them!

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Risa,

It was so nice to hear from you today! :)

I should have guessed you were Mexican/American as well. You look so much like all of my gorgeous cousins in Texas!
It's a good combo huh? :)

I have a few blog awards I plan to pass on to you later in the week. I'll let you know when I've posted them. In the meantime you can visit me anytime.
Have a great evening. ~Melissa :)

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Oh, I do love these. I think I'll make some on my day off. It's cookie baking day on Tuesday.
Hugs, Terrie

Ginger said...

Darn, those cookies look good. I have all the ingredients but the nuts..never fails.
I just noticed your Twilight thingy on the sidebar and got a laugh out of it..the one about your neck belongs to Edward. I just finished the first book...had to find out what everyone is talking about.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for introducing me to your blog. It's so pretty here! I like what you've done with the place!
And the music! I love it! ;)

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