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Mexican Wedding Cakes - Recipe

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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Mexican Wedding Cakes Recipe
  • 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.
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 24
Serving Size: 2
-1 cup butter
-1/2 cup powdered sugar
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-2 teaspoons vanilla
-2 cups flour
-1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
- Additional powdered sugar (for coating the cookies after baking)