Yes, I wanted to give you another cookie recipe for the holiday season! Some people know these as snowballs; I know them as Mexican wedding cake.
Delicious little balls of cookie that practically melt in your mouth. They are amazing. And super simple to make!
They only use a few ingredients, which is good for those of you looking to save a little extra money around the holiday season.
You really don’t want to make these too big, a little smaller than a golf ball… Maybe more like the size of those large gumballs you see around.
Also, wait about 5 minutes before rolling the warm cookies in the powdered sugar after baking. If you do it too soon the sugar will just melt and be gooey. Though if you wait too long the sugar won’t stick!
Mexican Wedding Cake
(Makes about 50 cookies)
1 c. butter (2 sticks), room temperature
1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 c. pecans, finely chopped
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Cream together butter, sugar and vanilla. Slowly add in flour and salt. Once combined, add pecans.
Roll pieces of dough slightly smaller than a tablespoon into balls. Place about 1 1/2″ apart from each other on the baking sheets.
Bake for 10-12 minutes until cookies are just barely browned.
Cool for about 5 minutes and roll in powdered sugar while warm.