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[Cookie Elf File] 12 Days of Christmas Cookies, Day 5: Mexican Wedding Cake Cookie Recipe
December 10, 2015
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Feature: Day 5 - Mexican Wedding Cake Cookie Recipe: “Treasure Cookies” Variation

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This Mexican Wedding Cake Cookie Recipe is an easy version of the more traditional round, powdered cookies that are popular not just during the holidays, but at special occasions like weddings, showers, and christenings. 

Sometimes called “Treasure Cookies,” these luscious little snowballs include miniature chocolate chips – the “treasure” inside the pure white exterior.

And the insides of the cookies are soft, rather than crumbly like shortbread – a tribute to brown sugar and less flour in the dough. Soft dough = easier to form into balls.

Prep time: 20-30 minutes
Bake time: 12-15 minutes
Makes about 3 dozen slices

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To Help You Make the Cookies In This Issue

In case you don’t have these in your kitchen already, here are some baking tools you need to make the recipes in this issue!

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More Easy Molded Cookie Recipes for Christmas

Cherry Thumbprint Christmas Cookie Recipe: Fun, Easy, AND Pretty Coconut Snowballs: Simple No-Bake Cookies Mexican Wedding Cookies Recipe: the Original Classic Peanut Butter Krispie Balls: Rice Krispie Treats Variation

That’s it for now. See you next time!

Happy baking,

The Cookie Elf

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