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Mexican Wedding Cakes

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.

Makes

about 6 dozen

As part of a Mexican tradition, I tucked these tender cookies into small gift boxes for the guests at my sister's wedding a few years ago. Most folks gobbled them up before they ever got home! —Sarita Johnston, San Antonio, Texas
Mexican Wedding Cakes Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • Additional confectioners' sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cream butter and 1 cup confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes; beat in vanilla. Gradually beat in flour. Stir in pecans.
  2. Shape tablespoons of dough into 2-in. crescents. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake until light brown, 12-15 minutes. Roll cookies in additional confectioners' sugar while warm; cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 88 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 41mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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