Baking Classics: Mexican Wedding Cookies

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The Technique

Mexican Wedding Cookies

A table of irresistible sweets are generally displayed when traditional Mexican weddings are planned featuring a variety of cookies, cakes & confections. Often times, it is here where you’ll see these delicious treats. Mexican Wedding Cookies which may also be referred to as polvorones, a term that encompasses a wide range of interpretations, are often offered for many special celebrations even though that is not where they most likely originated. Thought to be a Middle Eastern style creation, these rich little gems feature butter, nuts & two types of sugar for a distinctive texture & taste. Pecans or almonds may be substituted for the walnuts if you so choose & consider adding a smidgen of lemon zest to heighten the flavor, if desired. Since many pantry staples are used in preparing a batch of Mexican Wedding Cookies, it makes them a popular pick that may be featured for showers, teas & parties anytime. Learn how to make this classic cookie style in your very own kitchen.

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makes about 5 dozen

1 cup softened butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup finely ground walnuts
1/4 tsp kosher salt
Powdered sugar

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Beat the butter, the granulated sugar & the vanilla with an electric stand mixer until creamy. Whisk together the flour, the walnuts & the salt. Add to the butter mixture & blend on Low until crumbly. Increase the mixer to Medium-Low & blend just until the dough comes together as a mass, about 1 minute. Stop the mixer occasionally & scrape down the bowl sides. Portion the dough with a small spring release disher & roll into 3/4-inch portions. Place onto parchment paper-lined half sheet pans. Bake 20 to 22 minutes or until lightly browned on the bottoms. Cool completely. Roll in powdered sugar.

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How To Make Mexican Wedding Cookies

From quality ingredients that are measured properly to blending & portioning them just so, you can create a batch of cookies that replicate those from a fine bakeshop. With a few pointers, you’ll be well on your way to baking pan after pan of irresistible cookies & know you’ve created something a little more wholesome. Mexican Wedding Cookies are a Molded Cookie style– blend the dough, then roll it in balls or various shapes before baking. Granulated sugar gives this version a chewy bite while the butter & nuts truly makes them rich & decadent. 

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It’s important to first read over a recipe before jumping right in or you may find yourself in a bind. Toasting nuts, blending items ahead of time & measuring ingredients well before needed always makes the process more manageable. Make certain ingredients are the proper temperature before beginning as well. Here’s what you should know.

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No. 1

Portion the dough with a small spring release disher & roll into 3/4-inch portions. 

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No. 2

Place onto parchment paper-lined half sheet pans. 

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No. 3

Bake 20 to 22 minutes or until lightly browned on the bottoms. Cool completely. Roll in powdered sugar. 

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