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Traditional Mexican Wedding Cookies

Traditional Mexican Wedding Cookies created by Dine  Dish

My mom and I have been baking these for as long as I can remember. They are delectable butter-type cookies served as favors at traditional Mexican weddings. They also make a wonderful addition to any Christmas goodie platter.

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  • Cream together butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy; stir in vanilla.
  • Whisk together flour and salt; add gradually to butter mixture; stir in chopped nuts.
  • Chill dough if it seems too soft.
  • Form dough into 1 1/4" balls and place onto parchment-lined or ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 400° for 10-12 minutes or just until the cookies start to turn light golden-brown; remove from oven and allow to cool slightly; while cookies are still warm (but NOT hot) remove them from baking sheets and roll, a few at a time, in powdered sugar until evenly coated; cool cookies completely on wire racks.
  • Cookies may (optionally) be rolled in powdered sugar a second time once cooled to room temperature.
  • NOTE: Forming dough into 1" balls will increase yield to 48 cookies.
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"My mom and I have been baking these for as long as I can remember. They are delectable butter-type cookies served as favors at traditional Mexican weddings. They also make a wonderful addition to any Christmas goodie platter."
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  1. cehcats2
    While the ingredients should be mixed well, wouldn't too much make them tough? Using a food processor on low to medium might work better, especially with cool to room temperature butter. I'll also chop the nuts a bit finer. I've used Brazil nuts, cashews and hazelnuts and both work well. Coconut can be used, too, a few tablespoons, in place of nuts. Macadamia nuts tend to be pure fat and don't work as well, as they can burn. Cherry brandy (Kirsch) can be used with chopped toasted almonds. Add a 1/4 tsp of vanilla to the mix to boost the flavor.
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  2. Gigi K.
    Are we using salted or unsalted butter?
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  3. Vera M.
    How important is it to use a mixer? I forgot mine at home and I'm at my Grandaughter's and she does not have one
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  4. mik4442000_10100220
    For something extra special add a couple of tablespoons of Amaretto or bourbon. Also wrap dough around Hershey’s Kisses
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  5. Dre D.
    I used 2 & 1/2 cups instead of 2 & 1/4 cups. What can I do to fix this?
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