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Mexican Wedding Cakes

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Mexican Wedding Cakes...even though the name says cake, what you will see are cookies! Typically prepared with the addition of nuts, this particular recipe also includes food coloring. Served obviously during weddings, you will also see these around Christmas or other special occasions. Try out this simple recipe and enjoy it!
Ingredients
  Butter/Margarine 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Almond flavoring 1 Teaspoon
  Sifted flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Brazil nuts 1 Cup (16 tbs), finely chopped
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Grease baking sheets and keep aside.

MAKING
2) In a bowl, add butter and sugar and cream well.
3) Stir in the flavoring.
4) Add in the flour, salt, and nuts.
5) Mix well.
6) Divide the dough into two halves.
7) Into one half, stir in a few drops of red food coloring.
8) Add green food coloring into the other.
9) Refrigerate for several hours.
10) Taking little dough at a time, shape into 1-inch balls.
11) Arrange on the baking sheets.
12) Cover the bottom of a glass with a damp cheesecloth and use it to flatten each ball to a 1/4-inch thickness.
13) Place in the oven at 325°F. and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, till the edges are slightly brown.

SERVING
14) Roll in more confectioner’s sugar before serving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Mexican
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Occasion: 
Wedding
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Brazilian Nut
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes

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