Russian Tea Cakes a.k.a Mexican Wedding Cookies!

This year I had the opportunity to do a little cookie baking with my sisters who are usually away at college. It was great! I love spending time with them and spending time in the kitchen is a bonus!

When I was a kid my grandmother used to make Mexican Wedding Cookies every year at Christmas. Since she passed away there haven’t been any made. This year we found her old cookbooks and what we think was her “secret” recipe! We took a leap of faith and used the old, crumpled, well used recipe. It worked! The cookies only have THREE INGREDIENTS and are SUPER tasty and easy to make! The family was super excited to have an old favorite back!

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Here is the recipe we found…

1 cup butter (real butter, no margarine)

1 2/3 cups confectioners’ sugar divided

1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 tsp salt

1 cup finely ground pecans

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Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Cream the butter and 2/3 cup of confectioners’ sugar until it is light colored.

Add vanilla

Still in the flour, salt and finely chopped nuts (the finer the better unless you like chunks)

Roll a tablespoon of dough into a cylinder shape

Place 1 inch apart on cookie sheet and bake for 12-14 minutes

Take out of oven when done and cool for two minutes.

Roll in Confectioners’ sugar

Let cool COMPLETELY and roll again

Enjoy (best with coffee or tea)

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