This week is a yummy Christmas cookie recipe! I love my mom’s Mexican Wedding Cakes or as we call them “dough balls.” She sometimes complains that they’re a lot of work but my dad loves them so she always makes them. I never realized how much work they were, they always seemed so easy to me. Guess my mom just makes it look good. They aren’t really hard it turns out, just time consuming.
So, onto the recipe!
You will need:
1 cup of butter, softened
1/2 cups powdered sugar – plus more for coating the cookies
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups flour (very important!)
1 cup chopped pecans
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
First you blend the butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla until smooth.
Slowly add the salt, flour, and pecans. The dough needs to be slightly dry and firm. (I originally didn’t add enough flour and my dough balls didn’t stay as balls. Total bummer. Now, I have a bag of crumbles.)
Once the dough is firm, roll into 1 inch balls and bake for 12-14 minutes.
After the cookies are just a little brown around the edges, they’re done. Take them out of the oven and carefully roll the cookies in powdered sugar. Once you roll the cookies while warm, wait for them to cool. After they’re cool, roll them in the powdered sugar for a second time.
|Flat crumbly mess!|
Hopefully your batch turns out more like the first picture and not the second. And even if they turn out like the second one – they’ll still be so delicious you won’t care.