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Mexican Wedding Cookies

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Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 Minutes

Yield: 40 cookies

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Ingredients

  • 2 C.  unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 C. powdered sugar
  • 4 tsp. water
  • 2 tsp. Spice Islands® Pure Almond Extract
  • 2 tsp. Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 4 ½ C. all-purpose flour
  • 2 C. finely chopped pecans
  • Powdered sugar for rolling

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. In a stand mixer, or in a bowl with a handheld mixer, cream together the shortening and powdered sugar until blended.
  3. Add the water and extracts; scraping the bowl as needed, and mix on med-high speed until very creamy.
  4. On low speed, stir in the flour and pecans and mix until well blended.
  5. Scoop out using a 1 oz. portion scoop (2 Tbsp.) and place on an ungreased or parchment lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the edges begin to brown.
  7. Roll cookies in powdered sugar while they are warm then cool on a wire rack.

Tips

Go heavy on the powdered sugar when rolling the cookies. They will absorb a lot of the sugar!

Mexican Wedding Cookies

DSC_6958 (2)

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 Minutes

Yield: 40 cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 C.  unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 C. powdered sugar
  • 4 tsp. water
  • 2 tsp. Spice Islands® Pure Almond Extract
  • 2 tsp. Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 4 ½ C. all-purpose flour
  • 2 C. finely chopped pecans
  • Powdered sugar for rolling

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. In a stand mixer, or in a bowl with a handheld mixer, cream together the shortening and powdered sugar until blended.
  3. Add the water and extracts; scraping the bowl as needed, and mix on med-high speed until very creamy.
  4. On low speed, stir in the flour and pecans and mix until well blended.
  5. Scoop out using a 1 oz. portion scoop (2 Tbsp.) and place on an ungreased or parchment lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the edges begin to brown.
  7. Roll cookies in powdered sugar while they are warm then cool on a wire rack.

Tips

Go heavy on the powdered sugar when rolling the cookies. They will absorb a lot of the sugar!

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