Mexican Wedding Cakes

Be sure that you grind the nuts into a flour-like substance and not a paste. To do this, add 1–2 tablespoons of the flour called for to the nuts when grinding in the food processor.

Makes: 48 cookiesHands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 1 hour 45 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Makes: 48 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1½ cup confectioners’ sugar, divided
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup ground pecans
  • ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon

Directions

  • Beat butter until creamy. Add ½ cup confectioners’ sugar and vanilla; beat until mixture is well blended. Stir in flour and pecans. Cover with plastic wrap; chill at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Mix cinnamon and remaining confectioners’ sugar in a shallow dish; set aside.
  • Roll dough by 2 teaspoonfuls in hands and form into crescents. Place on cookie sheets about 1" apart.
  • Bake 18–20 minutes, or until bottoms are golden.
  • Cool cookies about 5 minutes on baking sheet. Roll in cinnamon-sugar mixture to coat completely. Allow to cool. Store tightly covered for no more than 2–3 days.

Recipe Information

Makes: 48 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1½ cup confectioners’ sugar, divided
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup ground pecans
  • ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon

Directions

  • Beat butter until creamy. Add ½ cup confectioners’ sugar and vanilla; beat until mixture is well blended. Stir in flour and pecans. Cover with plastic wrap; chill at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Mix cinnamon and remaining confectioners’ sugar in a shallow dish; set aside.
  • Roll dough by 2 teaspoonfuls in hands and form into crescents. Place on cookie sheets about 1" apart.
  • Bake 18–20 minutes, or until bottoms are golden.
  • Cool cookies about 5 minutes on baking sheet. Roll in cinnamon-sugar mixture to coat completely. Allow to cool. Store tightly covered for no more than 2–3 days.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories80
Total Fat5g
Saturated Fat2.5g
Cholesterol10mg
Sodium0.6mg
Total Carbohydrate8g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars4g
Protein1g