Chocolate Mexican Wedding Cookies

"A lovely cookie recipe that I got from a friend...its very tasty. I hope that you will enjoy this quick and easy to make recipe. They taste best after a few days."
 
Chocolate Mexican Wedding Cookies created by Karen Elizabeth
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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  • In a large bowl, cream butter, 1/3 cup of powdered sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add the vanilla extract.
  • In a small bowl, mix the flour, ground pecans, 1/2 cup grated chocolate, cinnamon, cayenne pepper and salt together well.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture.
  • Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for two hours, until firm.
  • Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and place balls 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
  • Bake in a 325 degree oven for 15 - 18 minutes. The cookies should be firm to the touch, then cool for 1 minute, and transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  • In a small bowl mix together the 1/2 cup of the powdered sugar and 1/4 cup of ground cocoa.
  • Coat the the cookies while still warm in the sugar and cocoa mix.
  • Enjoy!
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"I am a very lucky lady. I recently moved to a very small town in New Brunswick, Canada with my wonderful husband who is my best friend. Very fortunate to have a cherished son, wonderful daughter in law and adorable granddaughter and cute wee grandson. We are very blessed. A big thank you to everyone that has made my recipes... hope you enjoyed them. "
 

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  1. csb6655
    Mine tasted great but didn't hold their shape in the oven. They were so crumbly, many fell apart when rolling in the cocoa/sugar coating. The only thing I did differently was I didn't have milk chocolate so I grated semi-sweet-chocolate instead. Do you think that's why they turned out too crumbly? Does milk chocolate melt more and hold the cookie together? Anyhow, the taste was very good so I gave it 5 stars and it made twice as many (48) as the recipe said.
     
  2. Lucky in Bayview
    These are really delicious cookies. I'm not sure what I did wrong, but my cookies kind of melted in the oven and didn't hold their shape. I halved the recipe, so maybe my measurements were off. The flavor is so good, I'll try making a whole batch soon. Thanks for posting.
     
  3. Karen Elizabeth
    Chocolate Mexican Wedding Cookies Created by Karen Elizabeth
  4. Karen Elizabeth
    I divided these between my husband, and my two daughters boyfriends ...... rave rave reviews, and they all want more, NOW. I didnt leave them in the fridge as long as I should have, because I was in a bit of a hurry, so one or two semi-melted, but for the most part, they were perfect. i will make allowances for the longer chilling time next time (next weekend!). Excellent biscuits, oh yes, we also dont know what they are like after a few days, they dont last that long!!!! Thank you BK, loved them, made (belatedly) for ZWT8
     
  5. diner524
    Chocolate Mexican Wedding Cookies Created by diner524
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