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Mexican Wedding Cakes


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Serves appx 3 dozen | Prep Time 1 hour | Cook Time 12-15 minutes

Ingredients

2/3 C nuts,pecan,walnuts,or hazelnuts,finely chopped
1C butter,or margirine,softened
1/4 C confectioners sugar
1t. pure vanilla extract
2C.all purpose flour
1/2 t salt
Topping:
1C.confectioners sugar


Pre heat oven to 350.degrees


line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper


place nuts on sheets,and toast appx 8 minutes until brown,cool nuts


place nuts and 2 T flour in food processor,grind until finely chopped,not paste


Cream butter and 1/4 C sugar together


beat in vanilla,add remaining flour and salt


beat until combined


stir in toasted nut mixture


cover and refrigerate for 1 hour


Form dough into 1 inch balls


place balls on baking sheets,ungreased 2" apart


bake 12-15 minutes intil edges are browning


place on wire rack until cool


line pan with waxed paper,add 1/4 c powdered sugar and roll cakes in sugar.add more sugar as needed.until all are coated well.makes appx 3 dozen cakes.


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Notes

Developed this recipie for a cinco de mayo celebration.

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