Mexican Wedding Cookies Recipe
Mexican Wedding Cookies are that delicate, sweet and buttery authentic Wedding Cookie recipe that is a traditional Christmas cookie recipe everyone loves. These cute little shortbread snowball cookies are filled with chopped pecans and rolled in powdered sugar. They melt in your mouth!
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Preheat oven to 375 F. degrees.
Beat the butter and ½ cup of the powdered sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add vanilla extract and beat until vanilla is completely incorporated. Add the flour to the bowl 1 cup at a time mixing with a hand held mixer until the dough becomes too thick or the mixer begins to strain. Slowly add the remaining flour and the finely chopped pecans to the bowl. Continue mixing until the pecans are evenly distributed through out the dough. Shape the dough into one and half inch round balls and place on a cookie sheet leaving 2 inches between each cookies. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until lightly golden. Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and cool the cookies for 3 minutes or until they are cool enough to handle. Drop each warm cookie one at a time into the bowl of the remaining ½ cup of powdered sugar. Roll the warm cookies in the sugar coating the cookie thickly on all sides. Place sugar dipped cookies on a wire rack and cool completely before storing. Store the cookies in single layers in an air tight container.
Makes about 48 cookies
Expert Recipe Tips
Butter: Always use real unsalted butter when making cookies. No substitution will do.
Softening the butter: Let the sugar soften on the counter for an hour or two before beginning.
Pure vanilla extract: I use my homemade vanilla extract for all of my baking, it makes a great gift!
Mixing powdered sugar: When mixing the powdered sugar into the cookie dough start the mixer off on low or the sugar will fly into the air and make a mess.
Rolling the cookies in the sugar: When rolling the cookies into the powdered sugar coating the cookies should still be warm or the sugar will not stick to the cookie.
Vanilla: Use pure vanilla extract. It may be more expensive but imitation vanilla does not have a very good flavor.
Serving: 2 Cookies | Calories: 93 kcal | Carbohydrates: 14 g | Protein: 2 g | Fat: 3 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 1 mg | Sodium: 11 mg | Potassium: 42 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 6 g | Vitamin A: 19 IU | Vitamin C: 1 mg | Calcium: 16 mg | Iron: 1 mg
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