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Catholic Recipe: Mexican Wedding Cookies

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts)  

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Also Called: Russian Tea Cakes

These cookies are rolled in powdered sugar after baking, making white cookies to use for various feasts with white symbolism. These buttery cookies just melt in your mouth.

DIRECTIONS

Mix butter, sugar, and vanilla thoroughly. Measure flour by dipping method or by sifting. Stir flour and salt together; blend in. Mix in nuts. Chill dough. 

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Roll dough in 1" balls. Place on ungreased baking sheet. (Cookies do not spread.) Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until set by not brown. While still warm, roll in confectioners' sugar. Cool. Roll in sugar again. Makes about 4 dozen 1" cookies.

Recipe Source: Betty Crocker's Cooky Book: A Complete Collection--for All Occasions, for Every Taste , Golden Press, 1963