My grandmother used to make these when I was little & this recipe is close to it. We called them Mexican Wedding cookies or Besos de Nuez. I used salted butter & ommitted the salt and instead of almonds I used walnuts, they were delicious! The cookies were cooked & slightly brown at bottom at 15 minutes, next time I'll try 12.
I recommend letting the cookies cool almost completely before dusting with powdered sugar otherwise the sugar gets warm & melts a little making it sticky & a little clumpy, especially to touch (but they still taste good). The sugar will still stick if you let them cool & they will have a prettier powdery look, then you can roll them again if you want. I used a ziploc & placed about 7 cookies at a time (be gentle). After I was done i put them in a tray & sprinkled more sugar on top of the batch. I found I used a lot more sugar for dusting/rolling than what was recommended, next time I wouldn't bother measuring for this part. Cover tightly to maintain freshness.
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My grandmother used to make these when I was little & this recipe is close to it. We called...