Mexican Wedding Cookies

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  • add   2 cups flour
  • add   1/2 cup toasted almonds or pecans
  • add   powdered sugar
  • add   1 teaspoon vanilla
  • add   2 teaspoons water
  • add   1 cup butter or margarine
  • add   1/2 teaspoon finely shredded orange rind or lemon peel or tangerine peel
  • add   1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • add   1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar


  1. In a large mixer bowl beat the butter until softened.
  2. Add powdered sugar and beat until fluffy.
  3. Add water& vanilla and beat well.
  4. Stir in flour, nuts& cinnamon (or peel if you are using that).
  5. Shape dough into 1-inch balls.
  6. Flatten slightly with the bottom of a glass that has been dipped in powdered sugar.
  7. If the dough is hard to handle chill it for a while.
  8. Place cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  9. Bake 325F degrees for 18-20 minutes or until lightly browned.
  10. Cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes.
  11. Remove cookies and roll in powdered sugar.
  12. Cool throughly on wire racks.
  13. Traditionally each cookie is wrapped in white tissue paper then twist the top and shred the ends so the cookies look like bon bons.