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Recipe: Mexican Wedding Cookies

Posted on | May 28, 2009 | 7 Comments

Mexican Wedding Cookies

I had a sweet craving last night and seemed to have nothing in my cabinets to make anything good ie no chocolate. As I rummaged through my cabinets I came across a bag of almonds. I immediately thought to myself: almonds check, butter check, powder sugar check. I knew I could scrounged up the rest of the ingredients to make Mexican Wedding Cookies. A simple cookie made of ground almonds (or pecans) and basically butter. Yummy with coffee or tea. My sweet tooth was definitely satisfied.


2 sticks soft unsalted butter

1 cup powdered sugar + additional for powdering

2 tablespoons vanilla

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 cup of Almonds or Pecans (toasted)

2 cups flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Toast almonds or pecans in oven for 8-10 minutes. Let cool. Put toasted almonds, flour, salt, and cinnamon in a food processor; process until almonds are finely chopped, about 1 minute. Set aside.

In the bowl of a mixer fitted with the paddle, cream butter and 1 cup confectioners’ sugar on medium until pale and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add vanilla and mix until combined. Add the almond mixture, and mix on low until dough just comes together.

Roll dough into twenty 1 1/2-inch balls; place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake cookies until lightly browned around the edges, about 25 minutes. Transfer baking sheets to a wire rack; let stand until cool enough to handle.

Roll warm cookies in powdered sugar. Let cookies cool 15 minutes, and roll again.

Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart

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7 Responses to “Recipe: Mexican Wedding Cookies”

  1. Yoga Now
    May 28th, 2009 @ 3:01 pm

    YAY! Thanks, lady!

    My mom always has these around at the holidays, and they are my favorite cookie of all time.


  2. Jane Flanagan
    May 28th, 2009 @ 3:13 pm

    Uhm… yum!


  3. housethings
    May 29th, 2009 @ 7:59 pm

    Those look wonderful!!!!


  4. Rebecca (Dog-Eared)
    May 29th, 2009 @ 9:15 pm

    i've made them with lemon zest before– so good :)


  5. jen jafarzadeh
    June 1st, 2009 @ 3:14 pm

    yum, and great photo!


  6. Heather
    June 12th, 2009 @ 10:22 pm

    I made these for our engagement party and people are still raving about them!


  7. katy elliott
    June 13th, 2009 @ 7:27 pm

    That's awesome Heather. I'm glad everyone loved them. How could they not? So delicious.

    Congratulations on your engagement!!


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