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[Cookie Elf File #303] Mexican Wedding Cookies – Just in Time for Cinco de Mayo
April 30, 2019
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Feature: Mexican Wedding Cookies Recipe – Just In Time for Cinco de Mayo

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This Mexican Wedding Cookies Recipe is for cookies that are popular for special occasions like weddings, showers, christenings – and Cinco de Mayo!

Like similar recipes with different names (like Viennese Almond Crescents, Russian Tea Cakes, Snowdrops, Italian Butter Nuts) these crumbly, rich rolled shortbread cookies are made with small amounts of sugar and large amounts of crushed nuts.

In Mexico they are rolled into balls or formed into crescent shapes, covered with confectioner's sugar, and served at weddings and celebrations (along with cake) – thereby giving the recipe its moniker.

As with other shortbread, the secret to a rich taste with these cookies is to use high-quality butter.

Prep time: 20-30 minutes
Bake time: 32-28 minutes
Makes about 3 dozen bars

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That’s it for now. See you next time!

Happy baking,

Kathy, The Cookie Elf

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