I have been in a Christmas mood all day. I found myself singing Christmas songs at my desk at work today, only to have my co-workers I was working with join in. Now that is Christmas spirit! We went uptown near Central Park for lunch and the city looked so beautiful and ready for the upcoming holidays. When I came home my holiday spirit continued as I made two types of cookies (I will be posting them later, but here is a hint- they were both peppermint flavor!
But, I bet you are waiting for the ninth cookie of Christmas… drum roll please (I know, I know, I denied the 12 drummers drumming, I will allow them to drum this once.)
Nine Mexican Wedding Cakes. After you make these Mexican Wedding Cake cookies and hand them out, there will surely be nine ladies dancing (maybe even some men too!) This recipe is one of my family’s recipes we have been making forever.
½ cup powdered sugar
1 cup butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 cup of finely chopped almonds, pecans or walnuts ( I use walnuts)
¼ teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a large bowl mix together ½ cup powdered sugar, butter, and vanilla until fluffy. Stir in flour, ground nuts, and salt, mix until dough forms. Shape dough in to 1-inch balls. Place 1 inch apart from one another on a cookie sheet.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until set, but not brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet and let cool slightly. Next roll cookies in powdered sugar and cool completely. Enjoy!