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Mexican Wedding Cookies Recipe

Looking for an easy Mexican Wedding Cookies recipe? Learn how to make Mexican Wedding Cookies using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by soxgreen

Makes 58 servings



from The Joy of Vegan Baking: These melt-in-your mouth cookies are called many names: Russian Tea Cakes, Mexican Wedding Cakes, Pecan Balls, Snowdrops, and Snowballs. They're often baked during the winter holidays, but they're also popular at weddings and other festive occasions. This recipe is from my friend and colleague Colleen Holland of VegNews magazine, who reignited my passion for these little gems.

Recipe Ingredients for Mexican Wedding Cookies

1 cup non-hydrogenated, nondairy butter
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, sifted
2 cups raw pecans, finely chopped
1 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted

Recipe Directions for Mexican Wedding Cookies

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Line 3 cookie sheets with parchment paper or use 3 nonstick cookie/baking sheets.

  2. With an electric hand mixer or by hand, cream the butter, granulated sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the flour, and mix until thoroughly combined. Add the chopped nuts and mix until well blended, about 30 seconds.

  3. Measure out generously rounded teaspoonfuls of dough and roll them into balls. Place the balls about 1 inch apart on the cookie sheet. Bake until they just begin to turn golden, about 30 minutes. To test for done-ness, remove one cookie from the sheet and cut it in half. There should be no doughy strip in the center.

  4. Roll the cookies in the confectioners' sugar while they are still warm, then cool on the cookie sheets. Serve when cooled.

Categories

Nuts, Dessert, Bake, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 15.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
81
Calories from Fat
52
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.8g
9%
Saturated Fat
1.5g
8%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
33mg
1%
Potassium
20mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates
6.7g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0.5g
2%
Sugars
3.1g
Protein
0.8g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 2%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C+
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
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