Teresa Zuniga Odom/Á la Carte Alabama
The Mexican Wedding cookie is my all time favorite cookie and it was my dad’s favorite cookie as well. I remember my mother always making these cookies for him and how much he loved them. He had a sweet tooth for certain things and Mexican Wedding Cookies was one of those things!
My mother passed her recipe down to me and I am proud to say I can make them almost as well as she does. They are an easy cookie to make and oh so good! Here's how.
MEXICAN WEDDING COOKIES
1 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2-1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup finely chopped nuts ( preferably pecans)
Mix butter, sugar and vanilla thoroughly.
Mix flour and salt together; blend into butter mixture.
Mix in nuts - mixture will be buttery.
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Roll dough in 1 inch balls and place on ungreased baking sheet.
(Cookies do not spread)
Bake 10-12 minutes or until set. Cookies shouldn't be too brown
While warm, roll in confectioners sugar.
Cool. Roll in sugar again
Makes 3-4 dozen 1 inch cookies.
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