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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Mexican Wedding Cookies


On the third day of BM#14, here are delicious Mexican wedding cookies which also go by the names butterballs or Russian tea cakes. According to Wiki, these appeared as tea cakes in Russia in the 18th century. By 20th century they were part of wedding and christmas traditions in  U.S.
The preparation is quite simple and cookies are usually made with almonds, flour and butter. The baked cookies are then rolled in powdered sugar. Although I still prefer these melt in mouth kind almond moon cookies, these wedding cookies are also good in their own way.  

Recipe Source: Here

Ingredients: (Yield 20 cookies)
1 cup + 2 Tbsp all purpose flour
6 Tbsp almond flour
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
for coating:
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar

Method:
* Preheat the oven to 325 deg F. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
* Beat butter, sugar and vanilla in a mixing bowl.
* Beat in the almond flour and all purpose flour.
* Scoop tablespoon sized pieces of dough and roll them into balls. Place these balls on the greased baking sheet leaving space between them.
* Bake them for 15 - 20 minutes, until they feel set on top. They firm up after cooling and so don't be tempted to wait for the cookies to firm up while baking. If done so, the cookies would turn hard after cooling.
* In the meanwhile, put the 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar in a shallow bowl. Remove the cookies from the oven and roll them in the sugar to coat and allow them to cool. Store them in an airtight container.
The recipe mentioned to roll them again in the sugar after they are let cool which I didn't do.


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Comments

21 comments:

spiceupthecurry.com said...

perfect melt in you mouth cookies. Looks great with confectioner sugar

Srimathi said...

Very delicious looking cookies. I have seen this in newspapers and magazines a lot but never thought of trying them.

Ms.Chitchat said...

Looks very professional, thanks for sharing, nice click too.

Prathibha said...

such a delicious looking cookies..looks yummm

Rajani said...

Nice recipe.

Kalyani said...

yummy and melt in the mouth, Suma :)


Kalyani
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Rekha shoban said...

yummy!!

Srivalli said...

Those stacked up cookies really look so inviting!..very nice way to include almond flour!

Rasi said...

These are on my list of must do items. looks great

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Sharmilee! :) said...

My fav...looks very tempting

Sravs said...

Cookies looks lovely !! perfectly done !!

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Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

Good one. I am refraining from cookies because of all the butter that goes in :)..tempting though!

Hema said...

Superb and delicious cookies..

PriyaVaasu said...

Delicious!!!Definitely they are melt in mouth!!!!

Jagruti said...

Quite like our nan khatai! :)

Aarthi said...

cookies looks perfect

veena krishnakumar said...

Love the way they are stacked up suma. Looks very delicious and inviting too

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

they look so cute!

rekhas kitchen said...

Have seen this recipe many times but never tried. Aftre watching your pic. now have to try them soon looks so good...

Jayasri Ravi said...

Lovely cookies my favourite.., because they are eggless! lovely clicks too...

Hilary said...

Those are really pretty! I'm always wary of mexican wedding cookies because I choke on the powdered sugar, (silly, I know.) but I made this variation recently http://badtadmd.com/?p=483 so I'll have to give your recipe another try.

Thanks for sharing!