Holiday Treat – Mexican Wedding Cookies

These cookies go by many names, Pecan Kisses, Polvorones, Snowballs, Russian Tea Cakes, and many other names as well. I enjoy eating these cookies, and now that I know they are rather easy to make, I foresee these cookies being made in my house.

Mexican Wedding Cookies

  • Ingredients:
    • 1 cup butter
    • ½ cup white sugar
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 2 teaspoons water
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 cup chopped almonds
    • ½ cup confectioners’ sugar
  • Directions:
    • In a medium bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Stir in vanilla and water. Add the flour and almonds, mix until blended. Cover and chill for 3 hours.
    • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
    • Shape dough into balls or crescents. Place on an unprepared cookie sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from pan to cool on wire racks. When cookies are cool, roll in confectioners’ sugar. Store at room temperature in an airtight container.

Happy Baking, Eating, and Holidays!

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