MEXICAN WEDDING COOKIES
From the recipe box of travel writer Carole Terwilliger Meyers
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These delicious cookies are among the messiest I’ve made. However, they are fun to make with children, and they are so yummy that I overlook the clean-up hassles. I have a special powdered sugar shaker that I use to sprinkle on the final coating of powdered sugar (it has a mesh top and cuts out any lumps in the sugar).
1 cup butter (2 sticks), room temperature
2 cups flour
4 Tbl. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped coarsely
Beat together slowly with a mixer until ingredients form a solid ball. Form firm 1½-inch balls, and place them on buttered cookie sheet.
350 for 18 to 20 minutes, until edges are golden.
1 cup powdered sugar
Place in a small bowl. Carefully (because these cookies are fragile and will easily break apart when hot) remove each cookie with a tablespoon and place it in the bowl, then scoop the powdered sugar over it to cover. Shake off the excess powdered sugar and place on a cooling rack set atop some paper towels to catch the powdered sugar that will drop off. When cookies cool, sprinkle again with powdered sugar.
Makes 18 to 24 cookies.