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baking essentials: mexican wedding cookies

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Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

This is my housekeeper’s recipe, and last night her daughter wanted to make them, so I gave her the kitchen and took a few photos as she worked. You may be familiar with the recipe… they are also known as pecan sandies. I have made sandies before with a similar recipe, the only item that I had never used before was the cinnamon, but I thought it was a great addition. FYI: I think they taste even better the next day. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For baking essentials: mexican wedding cookies

  • 1 c
    sweet butter, unsalted, softened
  • 1/2 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 2 c
    flour, all-purpose variety
  • 1 c
    chopped pecans
  • confectioners' sugar, for dusting

How To Make baking essentials: mexican wedding cookies

  • 1
  • 2
    Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  • 3
    Place a rack in the middle position and preheat the oven to 300f (150c).
  • 4
    Add the softened butter and confectioner’s sugar to a bowl, then whisk until smooth and creamy. Then, whisk in 1 tablespoon of the water, plus the vanilla extract, and cinnamon.
  • 5
    Add the flour in thirds until incorporated, then fold in the pecans.
  • 6
    This is a dry, almost crumbly batter, so only add the second tablespoon of water if needed. In addition, you cannot use a whisk for this step. She started out with a wooden spoon and did the final mixing using her hands.
  • 7
    Roll into small tubes, or round balls, she got about 24, then place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • 8
    Bake in the preheated oven until the bottoms begin to turn a golden brown, 20 – 25 minutes.
  • So yummy
    Allow to cool for about 15 minutes before dusting with the confectioner’s sugar.
  • 10
  • So yummy
    I like serving these in the afternoon with a contrasting beverage, like espresso, coffee, or tea. Enjoy.
  • Stud Muffin
    Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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