Mexican Wedding Cakes

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Friday, March 16, 2012

Today is the First day for 14th Edition of Blogging Marathon. For this Edition too i chose Baking as my theme. For the First Day, i m posting the recipe for Mexican Wedding Cakes, also known as Russian Tea Cake, Italian Butter nut, Snow Drop,etc.. These are Small Sugary Delights, which melt in your mouth. They were great hit @ home. Kids Loved it and even biggies like us too. Take care to shape them as 1 inch balls, coz you need to taste the whole cookie in your mouth, to experience them Melting in your Mouth.

2/3 cup Mixed nuts (Almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts)
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/4 cup confectioners' (powdered or icing) sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract or Cinnamon 
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt

1 cup powdered (icing or confectioners) sugar, sifted

  • Preheat oven to 180C.
  • Place nuts on a baking sheet and bake for about 8-10 minutes, or until lightly brown and fragrant. Cool. Once the nuts have cooled completely place them, along with 2 tablespoons of the flour from the recipe, into your food processor or Mixer, and process until they are finely ground (but not a paste).
  • Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy using a Beater. Add the rest of ingredients one by one and Beat together to form a soft dough. Cover and refrigerate the dough for about one hour or until firm. 
  • Form the chilled dough into 1 inch balls and place them 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Bake for about 12 - 15 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies start to brown. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool for about 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, place the 1 cup sifted confectioners sugar in a bowl. Take the still hot cookies and roll them in the sugar, one at a time. Place on a wire rack to cool. 
  • Let cool completely before storing. Can be stored in an airtight container for several weeks.

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  1. This has always been on my list of must do items.. Looks perfect !
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  2. These look really yummy, no wonder they were a huge hit at your place :)

  3. Nice one.., I have one in my draft :), thanks for visiting me.., you have done it very well, I love nuts that is why I try all those kind of recipes..., it's so nice to be with you in BM.., looking forward to the recipes...

  4. The cakes resemble Rava Ladoo another of my fav sweet. Looks really yummy!!!

  5. Utterly Butterly Delicious !!
    Buttery balls are melting in my mouth.

  6. Love those balls.. am sure the texture must b awesome ..

  7. The cakes are super cute and I bet they are melt-in-the-mouth kind!!

  8. I read so much on these on my previous week's eggless baking..looks great priya

  9. this looks looking like laddus dear......

  10. these cookies looks awesome...will make this for sure..

  11. Looks so inviting.....Pretty pic

  12. I always thought these were difficult to make but now I know how simple it is. Bookmarked :)

  13. They looks and recipe sounds like butter cookies good one.

  14. Same pinch. I have also tried them for this BM.

  15. super yummy Priya ! Do link all ur eggless bakes to Bake Fest event @ my blog, Priya !

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  16. Bookmarked. Will make this one asap


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