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Mexican Wedding Cakes

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

Why I Love This Recipe

Developed this recipie for a cinco de mayo celebration.

Ingredients You'll Need

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
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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