Mexican Wedding Cakes, the Secret Sweets of Mexico

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Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 20 mins

These "cakes" are really festive cookies. Bon Appetit!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Using electric mixer, beat butter in large bowl until light and fluffy. Add 1/2 cup powdered sugar and chamomile flower; beat until well blended. Beat in chocolate, flour, then almonds. Divide dough in half; form each half into ball. Wrap separately in plastic; chill until cold, about 40 - 45 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F Whisk remaining 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar and cinnamon in pie dish to blend. Set cinnamon sugar aside.
  3. Working with half of chilled dough, roll dough by 2 teaspoonfuls between palms into balls. Arrange balls on heavy large baking sheet, spacing 1/2 inch apart. Bake cookies until golden brown on bottom and just pale golden on top, about 18 minutes. Cool cookies 5 minutes on baking sheet. Gently toss warm cookies in cinnamon sugar to coat completely. Transfer coated cookies to rack and cool completely. Repeat procedure with remaining half of dough. (Cookies can be prepared 2 days ahead. Store airtight at room temperature; reserve remaining cinnamon sugar.)
  4. Sift remaining cinnamon sugar over cookies and serve.