Mexican Wedding Cakes Recipe

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Also known as butterballs, Russian tea cakes, and Swedish tea cakes, these rich, buttery cookies, filled with chopped nuts, are a traditional favorite during the Holidays.
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  • 1 butter
  • 1/2 powdered sugar
  • 1/4 salt
  • 2 vanilla
  • 2 flour
  • 1/2 finely chopped pecans
  • Additional powdered sugar (for coating the cookies after baking)
  • Cream the butter with an electric mixer; then gradually mix in the sugar.
  • Blend in the salt, vanilla, flour, and pecans. The resulting dough will be stiff.
  • Pinch off small pieces of the dough and roll into balls.
  • Place the dough balls on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 12 minutes at 400°F.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven and roll them in powdered sugar while still hot.
  • Place the cookies on wax paper to cool.
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"These have always been among my all-time favorites. This was the first time I tried making them myself, and they turned out great!"
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