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    Mexican Wedding Cookies

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    1 hrs

    20 mins

    40 mins

    seahorse73's Note:

    Recipe courtesy of Paula Deen, quick and easy!!!

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
    2. 2
      Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
    3. 3
      Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar at low speed until it is smooth.
    4. 4
      Beat in the vanilla.
    5. 5
      At low speed gradually add the flour.
    6. 6
      Mix in the pecans with a spatula.
    7. 7
      With floured hands, take out about 1 tablespoon of dough and shape into crescent, (I rolled into a ball).
    8. 8
      Continue to dust hands with flour as you make more cookies.
    9. 9
      Place onto prepared cookie sheets.
    10. 10
      Bake for 40 minutes.
    11. 11
      When cool enough to handle but still warm, roll in additional confectioners' sugar. Cool on wire racks.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 22, 2011


      These are quite remarkable...I have an oven that's on its' last legs and had to monitor the temperature and timing but these turned out wonderfully! I will be gifting them tomorrow! Thank you for sharing!

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    • on December 18, 2008


      I usually cut this recipe in half, since it is just me and my husband. I also substitute hazelnuts for the pecans. (My husband doesn't like the tast of pecans.) I also use a cookie dough scoop and make balls rather than the crescents. I am Mexican-American and live on the border, and I have seen these cookies made both ways, balls and crescents. I don't think it takes away from the cookie, and it is much quicker than crescents. Thanks seahorse73 for taking the time to post this recipe:)

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    • on May 11, 2014


      Great cookies! These are so easy. I coated them with powdered sugar twice - once when still slightly warm and once when completely cooled. Great results. Thank you!

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    Nutritional Facts for Mexican Wedding Cookies

    Serving Size: 1 (619 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 114.0
    Calories from Fat 79
    Total Fat 8.8 g
    Saturated Fat 4.1 g
    Cholesterol 16.2 mg
    Sodium 1.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 8.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
    Sugars 2.1 g
    Protein 1.1 g

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