Recipe by Crisco Baking Sticks®
"These Mexican Wedding Cookies with chopped walnuts are a sweet treat for any occasion!"
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CRISCO® Butter Shortening*
powdered sugar, divided
Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
finely chopped walnuts
This is my all-time favorite Christmas cookie recipe. But real butter is the only way to go. And use pecans. Carefully roll the delicate cookies in a ziploc filled with powdered sugar when they are warm. A second dip is always nice too because sometimes the sugar kinda soaks in the first time around. Melt in your mouth delish!
I was so excited to see "Mexican Wedding Cookies" here as they are a family favorite at Christmas. However, this recipe calls for shortening?!?! My mother, grandmother and great-grandmother all used real butter. So, I made a half batch as written with the butter-flavor shortening and a batch with real butter. . . sooo much better with butter! The shortening cookies tasted a bit, well, store-bought. Other slight alterations with the butter recipe: heaping 1/2 cup powdered sugar in the dough, 2 1/4 cups flour and only 1 cup nuts. The rest was the same. These are my hubby's favorite Christmas cookie!
This recipe was FANTASTIC...the only modification I made was I also added 1/2 tsp of almond extract...we have been buying store bought wedding cookies around the holidays for years and I wasn't sure I would find a recipe just like them. This is just as good if not better, rave reviews from all my family that ate the cookies. Another great thing was I used gluten-free flour, so now everyone can enjoy!
Anything with powdered sugar on it is a hit in our house. I sometimes use extra vanilla for a richer taste.
I used 1 cup of margarine instead of shortening and used 1 cup of chocolate chips instead of walnuts. I LOVED how the recipe turned out. Oh, if the powdered sugar doesn't stick, put it in a plastic bag and place 2 cookies in there at a time and shake it for a few seconds. Take them out and then in 10MIN, powder them again and the coating sticks much better and it's thicker.
We call these snowball cookies or snowballs and the are the same basic cookies. I don't have my recipe in front of me but off the top of my head it's relatively the same ingredients. These are awesome pop in your mouth and enjoy cookies. Great with a cup of coffee or tea....I have also seen these called Russian Tea cakes. If you like walnuts definitely include them in your recipe but for someone who doesn't like the walnuts or is allergic they come out fine without them.
Now this is a cookie! Tasted absolutely fantastic. I used real butter instead of shortening and used one teaspoon of almond extract and one teaspoon of vanilla extract and it gave it a nice twist. A must!
Love these , I change it up and add cinnamon to powder sugar and roll them in that . I also add fresh ground nutmeg maybe 1/8 tsp .
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Mexican Wedding Cookies (Polvorones)
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 129
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