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Breads and Desserts, Cookies, Mexican


Here’s a recipe for you: always a holiday hit around our houses.

These are technically Mexican Wedding Cakes or Russian Teacakes, but we call them snowballs or melt-in-the-mouths! Original recipe makes 5-dozen (30 servings).

Total time:  Approximately 2 hours.

From the recipe exchange.

Recipe has been scaled to make 60 servings. (They go quickly!)

2 cups butter
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups chopped pecans
2/3 cup confectioners’ sugar for decoration

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Cream the butter with 1/2 cup of the confectioners’ sugar and the vanilla. Mix in the flour, nuts and salt. Roll about 1 tablespoon or so of dough into balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 15 minutes. Do not allow these cookies to get too brown. It’s better to undercook them than to overcook them. While cookies are still hot roll them in confectioners’ sugar. Once they have cooled roll them in confectioners’ sugar once more.

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