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Mexican Wedding Cookies

Mexican Wedding Cookies

Bernie

Delicious nutty cookies that are rolled in powdered sugar. These are perfect for any special occasion.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 207 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 13 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 20.6g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 27 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 73 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Stir in vanilla and water. Add the flour and almonds, mix until blended. Cover and chill for 3 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  3. Shape dough into balls or crescents. Place on an unprepared cookie sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from pan to cool on wire racks. When cookies are cool, roll in confectioners' sugar. Store at room temperature in an airtight container.
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Reviews

Rene'emarie
1075
11/12/2005

I made a few change to this recipe as well. I have made Mexican Wedding Cookies for more than half my life. It was taught to me by my Auntie Nacia when I was in high school. I use powdered sugar instead of granulated sugar. I have used one teaspoon vanilla extract, real not imitation, and one teaspoon almond extract. You can also flavor these cookies with rum, frangelico, kahlua, or any of your favorite spipping spirits. Sift your sugar and your flour to make your cookie dough light in texture, before and after baking.

T. STAGGS
460
1/2/2003

I love this cookie recipe. It is quick and simple, and great for any occasion. I used 3/4 c. chopped pecans (the small package of chopped pecans found in the cake mix aisle at the grocery store) instead of almonds. I only chilled my cookie dough 1 1/2 hrs. They were delicious! They had great flavor and did not crumble or fall apart when baked. This is an overall great cookie recipe.

Joaniestwin
293
12/23/2004

This was my first shot at making wedding cookies. Although I used pecans instead of almond, these were/are excellent!! I even received raved review from the girls I work with. Thank you for such a yummy recipe. I have to say that I have had wedding cookies in the past that were awful. This is the perfect recipe! Merry Christmas! I made these again this year and they were still excellent. I used pecans and walnut together and I only baked them for 8-10 minutes maybe because my cookies were smaller. These are addicting!!