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Mexican Wedding Cookies /Snow Ball Cookies

Mexican Wedding cookies /snow ball cookies delicious nutty cookies that are rolled in powdered sugar.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Mexican Wedding cookies, Snow ball cookies
Servings: 12 no
Calories: 97kcal

Ingredients

  • Dough
  • 1/4 cup  unsalted butter*
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar/Powdered Sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract optional
  • 1/8   teaspoon salt.
  • 1/4 +1/8 cup almond flour or 3/4 cup blanched almonds finely ground
  • 1 1/8 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 ½ tablespoon of water
  • * you can increase the amount of butter to ½ cup then no need of water
  • Coating
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325°F. Lightly grease (or line with parchment)  one  baking sheets
  • In a large bowl, beat together the butter, sugar, vanilla extract, almond extract, and salt.
  • Beat in the almond flour, then the all-purpose flour. Add  water  if needed to form a stiff dough.
  • Scoop chestnut-sized (1") pieces of dough, and roll them into balls. A level teaspoon cookie scoop will give you just the right amount of dough. Place the balls on the prepared baking sheets, leaving 1" between them.
  • Bake the cookies for 15 to 20 minutes, until they feel set on top: and some of them are MAYBE beginning to barely brown around the edges.
  • While the cookies are baking, put the topping sugar in a shallow bowl.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven and transfer them, 5 or 6 at a time, to the bowl. Roll them in the sugar to coat, and then transfer them to a rack to cool.
  • When the cookies are cool, roll them in the sugar again; they should be thoroughly coated and snowy white.
  • Store airtight at room temperature.

Notes

Variations:
You can use pecans, walnuts or any nut of your choice instead of  Almond.

Nutrition

Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 13mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 118IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg