Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Mexican Wedding Cakes

These cookies are a holiday favorite but could be made any time of the year.  It is a very delicate, light, melt in your mouth cookie. You'll find yourself eating more than one!


Mexican Wedding Cakes (makes 50+)

1-1/2 cups butter, softened
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups flour
3/4 cup finely chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans can be used)
1/4 teaspoon salt
Additional powdered sugar for dipping

Cream butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla.

 In separate bowl combine flour, nuts, and salt.
 Stir (or beat on low) into butter mixture. 

 Scoop 1" balls (small cookies scoop heaped a little.)  
Roll smooth and place on ungreased cookie sheets. You can put them fairly close as they do not spread.
 Bake at 325 degrees for 20-25 minutes until lightly browned. 
 Roll in powdered sugar while they are still warm.
 Cool on wire racks. (Can be frozen at this stage)
 Roll in powdered sugar again.

Makes great gifts!

31 comments:

  1. Hi Jenny! These are such wonderful cookies and totally perfect for the holidays! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with us. Hope you have a merry and happy Tuesday!

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  2. Never tried such an easy recipe but I am sure that my little girl is gona luv it...thanx for sharing.

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    1. If you girl is old enough she can help you roll them!

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  3. We make our snowballs from a similar recipe, but skip the nuts!

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    1. Never had them without. I LOVE nuts! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. This cookie is a favorite of mine. I love making them and grampy loves eating them.

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    1. I love the melt in your mouth yumminess of them!

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    1. They are mine too, right after thumbprints!! ;)

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  6. I love these.Thank you for sharing. I love eating them & never thought to make them myself. I am following you from the wine'd down Wednesday. I am following on Twitter & Google +.

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    1. Super easy to make, you definitely should!

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  7. I LOVE these, but I've never made them before...I might just have to try! Pinning!

    - Brooke -

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    1. Totally should try them, they are really easy, and tasty of course! ;) Thanks for pinning!

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  8. These are my favorite kind of cookies! Thanks for sharing your recipe :)

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  9. These are my dad's favorites and the ones we always left for Santa. Didn't figure it out for years. LOL

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  10. G'day! I have always wanted to make these Jenny, true!
    Look yum! Hope you saved one for me too!
    Cheers! Joanne
    http://www.whatsonthelist.net

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  11. These are one of my favorite cookies! Thanks for posting on The Wednesday Roundup. Definitely pinning!

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  12. I never realized how easy these were to make! I am one of the cohosts of Tasty Tuesday with Anyonita Nibbles and I am featuring this recipe on my blog tomorrow! Make sure you stop by and grab a featured button!

    Julia @ Mom on the Run x2

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    1. They ARE super easy. Thanks for choosing my cookies. I'll try and stop by tomorrow!

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  13. These look delicious! I just pinned for later! I have never had anything like this before but it looks so yummy! :D

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    1. Better start off with half a batch, they are addicting!

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  14. I love these!!! So Good!! Thanks for taking the time to come over and link up! Hope to see you back tomorrow! http://mommyondemand.com/

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  15. Loved these...After making them I thought maybe a little chopped cranberry would be nice along with walnuts. Next time. Great cookie!

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  16. Do you use vanilla or vanilla extract?

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    1. Extract. I'll add that above. I never call it that and I guess around here we know what I mean. lol

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