Holiday baking is officially in full swing and there is no one in this world happier about that than I am. There are holiday parties all over the place in the near future, and it means loads of planning, which puts me front-row-center in my happy place. To make things even sweeter, we have a beautiful, fragrant Christmas tree just waiting to be decorated, and of course, the proper way to decorate any tree is with a mouthful of cookies and ornaments in both hands.
It's always best to ease into the baking season with a simple cookie that's tasty and seemingly complex enough, but takes you very little time in the kitchen to make. After all, you've got a lot of baking ahead of you, and don't want to burn yourself out with the very first batch! That's where these Mexican Wedding Cookies come in. They're simple little things, but they're packed with buttery flavor, nutty crunch, and so much sugar. They're perfect for any time of year really, but just seem to make everything just a little brighter around Christmastime.
I used almonds in my cookies, though you can get away with any nut you love, so long as you chop it up finely. No one wants to bite into a cookie with just a little too much crunch. Though if you ask my father, he'd strongly disagree. He's been pushing for weeks for a dessert with nuts, and so far, these haven't disappointed him!
There is actually no such thing as too much powdered sugar with these cookies, and that is absolutely a fact. It reminds me of the gentle kiss of snow and how much a beautiful winter day can put me in a wonderful mood...you know, if I don't have to drive in it. But looking out the window with a warm cup of cocoa, impossibly cozy socks, and a stack of new cookbooks with spines that crack upon first opening, is my kind of winter's day. Put a plate of these Mexican Wedding Cookies in front of me, and we're talkin' business.
Here's What You'll Need:
- 1 cup butter, softened
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 ¼ cups flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup finely chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts, or almonds)
- Powdered sugar for rolling
Find the recipe here at Crazy for Crust!
LET THE CHRISTMAS COOKIE SEASON BEGIN.