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Mexican Wedding Cookies

Source: Casual Cuisines of the World - Cantina
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Active Time:  20 Minutes
Total Time:  30 Minutes
  Makes about 50 cookies
Different regional variations of light, crumbly cookies like these are served on special occasions; be it weddings, christenings or Christmas throughout Mexico. The fact that you're just as likely to find such recipes in German cookbooks as in Mexican ones is evidence of the cuisine's rich blending of cultures.
RECIPE INGREDIENTS
1 pound unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup confectioners' sugar, plus extra for dusting
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups finely chopped pecans
5 cups sifted cake flour
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DIRECTIONS
Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F. Butter 2 baking sheets.


In a bowl, using an electric mixer set on medium speed, beat together the butter and the 1 cup confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy, 10-15 minutes. Add the vanilla, salt and pecans and beat just until combined. Using a wooden spoon, stir in the flour, being careful not to overmix.


Form the dough into torpedo shapes about the size of small walnuts and place on the prepared baking sheets. Bake just until very lightly browned on the bottoms, 10-12 minutes, switching pan positions halfway through baking.


Remove from the oven and set the baking sheets on wire racks to cool. Place confectioners' sugar in a large bowl. When the cookies are cool enough to handle, place a few at a time in the bowl and toss gently to coat them on all sides. As the cookies continue to cool, occasionally toss them again with sugar, trying to coat with as much sugar as possible. When fully cooled, serve the cookies or place in an airtight container and store at room temperature for up to 1 week.


Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Owen. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   Makes about 50 cookies
Calories: 140
Fat. Total: 11g
Fiber: 1g
Carbohydrates, Total: 11g
Sodium: 48mg
% Cal. from Fat: 71%
Cholesterol: 20mg
Protein: 1g
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Rating: 5
by: Kathy Reviewed: 11/04/2011
I love these cookies my grandmother made them!!!!!
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