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Mexican Tea Cakes

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  Butter/Margarine 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Grated orange peel 1 Teaspoon
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Finely chopped almonds 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Cake flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs), sifted
  Confectioners sugar 1 Tablespoon

1. Heat oven to 325°F.
2. Blend together butter, sugar, orange peel, vanilla, and salt until light and fluffy. Stir in almonds and flour to make a stiff dough.
3. If dough is too soft to handle, chill for about 1 hour.
4. Roll dough into small balls with fingers. Place on a greased baking sheet and flatten each cookie slightly with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar.
5. Bake about 30 minutes.
6. While hot remove from baking sheet and roll in confectioners' sugar. When cold, roll again in confectioners' sugar and store in an airtight container.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Gourmet, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4237 Calories from Fat 2339

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 269 g413.9%

Saturated Fat 121.6 g608.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 483.8 mg161.3%

Sodium 511.5 mg21.3%

Total Carbohydrates 399 g132.9%

Dietary Fiber 59 g236%

Sugars 71.5 g

Protein 88 g175.9%

Vitamin A 112.9% Vitamin C 11.3%

Calcium 74.9% Iron 34%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Mexican Tea Cakes Recipe