Mexican Wedding Cakes:
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) and have the oven rack in the
center of the oven.
nuts on a baking sheet and bake for about 8 minutes, or until lightly brown and
fragrant. Cool. Once the nuts have cooled completely place them, along with 2
tablespoons (25 grams) of the flour from the recipe, into your food processor,
fitted with a metal blade, and process until they are finely ground (but not a
paste). You can also finely chop the nuts on a cutting board with a sharp knife.
in the bowl of your
electric stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment (or with a hand mixer), beat the butter, sugar,
and vanilla extract, on medium speed, until thoroughly combined. Add the remaining flour and salt and beat until
combined. Stir in the nuts. Cover and refrigerate the dough for about one hour or
oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
Line two baking sheets with
Form the chilled dough into 1 inch (2.5 cm)
balls (about 1 tablespoon/18 grams) and place them 2 inches (5 cm) apart on the prepared baking sheets. Bake
12 - 15 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies
just start to brown. Rotate your baking sheet front to back about halfway
through baking. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool
for about 5 minutes.
the confectioners sugar in a bowl. Take the still warm
cookies and roll them in the sugar, one at a time. Place on a wire rack to cool.
Or you can simply place the confectioners sugar in a strainer and sift the sugar
over the tops of the
cookies. Let cool completely before storing. Can be stored
in an airtight container for several weeks.
They can also be frozen. Can roll
or sift the cookies in more confectioners sugar before serving.
Makes about 30 cookies.