DIA DE LOS MUERTOS CAKES (DAY OF THE DEAD COOKIES)
Dia de los Muertos Cakes (Day of the Dead Cookies)
- 1 C butter (softened)
- 1/2 C powdered sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 C flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 C ground pecans or almonds
- brightly colored decorations (flower shaped are best)
- additional powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 325F degrees.
Cream together, butter, powdered sugar and vanilla blend blend in remaining ingredients.
Form dough into 1 in balls.
Pinch the bottom of the dough ball to form a skull shape.
Place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet 1 inch apart.
Use brightly colored flower decorations to make eyes, noses & mouths on the skulls. (at the time, I only had a couple of flower decorations left, so we used dinosaur decorations and just broke them to the sizes we needed)
Bake 15 - 20 minutes, until set, but not browned.
Cool slightly and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Cool on rack.
Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday (Nov 1 & 2) that honors friends and family who have passed on.