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Will someone please remind me of the name of a particular common cookie? It is usually made in a round ball or with a crescent shaped cookie cutter. It melts in your mouth and, I believe, it has finely chopped almonds in the batter. It is rolled in 10x sugar, I think after they are baked. I cannot remember the name and the searches I have done have not yielded any results. Thanks.
12-31-2003, 08:27 AM
12-31-2003, 08:32 AM
also known as Mexican or Russian wedding cookies---among other names
12-31-2003, 08:33 AM
I've always heard them called Mexican Wedding Cookies, and something that is about the same is called Pan de Polvo in south Texas.
Thanks everyone. Using sandies as a lead, I did a search and found the recipe. It confirmed that there are many names for this cookie, including Russian Teacakes, Mexican Wedding Cakes, and Butterballs.
12-31-2003, 08:39 AM
These are the ones I am thinking of. The Mexican Wedding one are balls, MLE mentioned crescent shaped.
Source: Better Homes and Gardens
Prep: 25 minutes
Bake: 20 minutes
• 1/3 cup granulated sugar
• 1 tablespoon water
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 cup chopped pecans
• 1 cup sifted powdered sugar or granulated sugar
• 1 cup butter
1. Beat butter in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the 1/3 cup granulated sugar, the water, and vanilla and beat until combined. Beat in as much flour as you can. Stir in remaining flour and pecans.
2. Shape into 1-inch balls or 2x1/2-inch crescents. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a 325 degree F oven about 20 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Cool cookies on a wire rack. Gently shake cooled cookies in a bag containing the powdered sugar.
3. Or, before baking, roll balls in granulated sugar and flatten by crisscrossing with a fork. Bake as directed. Do not roll in powdered sugar. Makes about 36 cookies.
Make-Ahead Tip: Prepare dough and chill overnight. Shape and bake following recipe directions. Or, freeze baked cookies in a freezer container up to 1 month.
Nutritional facts per serving
calories: 109, total fat: 7g, saturated fat: 3g, cholesterol: 14mg, sodium: 52mg, carbohydrate: 11g, fiber: 0g, protein: 1g, vitamin A: 4%, vitamin C: 0%, calcium: 0%, iron: 2%
12-31-2003, 08:47 AM
Oh, we had some of these when we visted our Italian family friends XMAS day. I know them as Almond Cresents. They were delicious. Very buttery and yummy. Almost like an almond butter shortbread.
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