Saturday, December 10, 2011

Mexican Wedding Cookies

This weekend's agenda: Get Christmas tree. Put up Christmas decorations. Mail Christmas cards. Listen to Christmas music. Watch "Elf" for the 10 billionth time.

Notice a theme?

We are also baking Christmas cookies for a Christmas Cookie Party. One of our favorite family cookie recipes is this one for Mexican Wedding Cookies. My mom used to make these every year. Yum!

Mexican Wedding Cookies

2 c. flour
1 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 c. finely ground pecans
powdered sugar

Beat first 5 ingredients at low speed until just mixed. Then increase speed to medium until mixture is light and fluffy. Stir in pecans. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill for about 2 hours.  Roll into 1 inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet about 1" apart. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes (or until lightly browned). Cool slightly, then roll in powdered sugar. Cool completely, then roll again. Eat 'em up! 

Happy Weekend!


Tales of Whimsy said...

Sounds like fun! You have me thinking I need to rewatch Elf myself.

Lemon Verbena Lady said...

The Herbal Husband's favorite cookie, Penny! They could be renamed Peruvian Wedding Cookies! Sounds like you will be having fun. Enjoy!

Penny Watson said...

Hi Juju! Elf was just on TV last night!

Penny Watson said...

Hi Nancy....these cookies are so good. They are too buttery and's good I am giving a lot of them away.

Julia Rachel Barrett said...

Oooh, we always do Mexican Wedding Cookies. Yours look so good!

Penny Watson said...

Hi Julia! We also make gingerbread men. And Natty wants to make the peanut butter ones w/ the hershey kiss in the middle. Yum!