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Mexican Wedding Cakes

Yield Makes about 120 cookies
Prep and Cook Time: about 1 1/2 hours. Notes: This melt-in-your-mouth cookie is a classic. Store cookies airtight for up to 1 week.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (1/2 lb.) butter, at room temperature
  • 1 2/3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup minced walnuts

Nutrition Information

  • calories 35
  • caloriesfromfat 57 %
  • protein 0.4 g
  • fat 2.2 g
  • satfat 1 g
  • carbohydrate 3.6 g
  • fiber 0.1 g
  • sodium 16 mg
  • cholesterol 4.1 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a bowl, with an electric mixer on low speed, or in a food processor, beat or whirl butter, 1/3 cup powdered sugar, and the vanilla and flour until smooth and well blended. Stir in walnuts.

  2. Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls and place about 1 inch apart on buttered or cooking parchment-lined 12- by 15-inch baking sheets.

  3. Bake in a 300° oven until cookies are pale golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes; if baking more than one pan at a time, switch pan positions halfway through baking. Let cool on sheets for 5 minutes.

  4. Place remaining 1 1/3 cups powdered sugar in a shallow bowl. Gently turn warm cookies in sugar, a few at a time, then set on racks to cool. When cool, coat cookies again with powdered sugar.

  5. Note: Nutritional analysis is per cookie.