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7Ingredients
180Calories
75Minutes

These delicious Mexican Wedding Cookies are not only perfect for any holiday party, family occasion, and even an afternoon or late-night snack. The are only 180 calories per serving, and a mere seven ingredients for a cookie that is so tasty. They are easy to make also, so why not let the kids help? This recipe can bring you together for an afternoon of fun in the kitchen. Happy baking!

Ingredients

  • 170 grams walnuts (minced)
  • 500 grams flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 340 grams unsalted butter (at room temperature)
  • 85 grams confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 Celsius.
  2. Mix the nuts, flour, cornstarch, and salt together in a bowl. Set aside.
  3. Cream the butter with the sugar and the vanilla with a mixer until smooth. Add the nuts and dry ingredient mixture on low speed until mixed. Cool the dough until firm (approximately 1 hour).
  4. Form the dough into balls 2 centimeters in diameter. Place onto parchment paper-lined or silicone baking sheets.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until lightly golden and firm to the touch. Let cool for approximately 5 minutes before rolling in confectioners sugar. Let cool completely before serving.
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NutritionView more

180Calories
Sodium2%DV55mg
Fat18%DV12g
Protein4%DV2g
Carbs5%DV16g
Fiber3%DV<1g

PER SERVING *

Calories180Calories from Fat110
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat12g18%
Saturated Fat6g30%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol20mg7%
Sodium55mg2%
Potassium45mg1%
Protein2g4%
Calories from Fat110
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate16g5%
Dietary Fiber<1g3%
Sugars3g6%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(2)

Yummly User
Deborah B. 17 Jan 2016
I made these with minced almonds (instead of pecans) which I browned lightly in a black skillet. The result was wonderful!
Amy E. 2 Jun 2015
These cookies are rich and delicately flavored. You can use a variety of minced nuts depending on your taste and roll them in a blend of cinnamon and granulated sugar to change them up. My Mexican relatives eat these at more than just weddings and do not mind my experimentation!