Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
I am posting this recipe on request. I have not tried this recipe. I have had these cookies in Mexico at a wedding and these sound authentic.
- 1 cup butter or 1 cup margarine
- 1⁄2 cup sifted powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoons water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 1⁄2 cup toasted almonds or 1⁄2 cup toasted pecans
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon finely shredded orange rind or 1⁄2 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel or 1⁄2 teaspoon finely shredded tangerine peel
- powdered sugar
- In a large mixer bowl beat the butter until softened.
- Add powdered sugar and beat until fluffy.
- Add water& vanilla and beat well.
- Stir in flour, nuts& cinnamon (or peel if you are using that).
- Shape dough into 1-inch balls.
- Flatten slightly with the bottom of a glass that has been dipped in powdered sugar.
- If the dough is hard to handle chill it for a while.
- Place cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake 325F degrees for 18-20 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes.
- Remove cookies and roll in powdered sugar.
- Cool throughly on wire racks.
- Traditionally each cookie is wrapped in white tissue paper then twist the top and shred the ends so the cookies look like bon bons.
So Suzanne can’t find her recipe for Mexican Wedding Cookies, (it has been years) and I say: “let me look on this web sight I have found,[recipezaar]” and she says “I doubt if you will find one there.” Well I found this, and she made them, sans nuts, and they are fantastic. ("easy recipe to follow and make" - Suzanne) The Lemon gives a certain lightness that makes for a sophisticated taste. Suzanne says “give it four stars.”
I liked these cookies, although they don't seem quite as good as some I made a few years ago. I used orange rind and toasted almonds. Thanks for sharing!
The Recipe was easy, the ingredients were inexpensive and most things that people already have in their kitchen. It makes it a lot easier for people in a hectic world like ours.