The Mexican wedding cake recipe also known as Russian tea cakes are cookies. They're a lovely addition to a dessert or pastry table at a wedding reception. These scrumptious little cakes melt in your mouth. Send them home with your guests as favors.
The video shows the method. The written recipe is below the video. You can also find a large batch recipe below. You will want to make a lot of these. They disappear very quickly.
Makes 4 dozen
Cream the butter and sugar. Add the vanilla. Sift the flour and salt together and stir in. Mix in the nuts. Chill the dough. Roll into 1-inch balls. Place 2 1/2 inches apart on an un-greased baking sheet.
Bake until set, but not brown, in a 350 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes. While still warm, roll in confectioners sugar. Cool. Roll in sugar once more.
My video above shows the method to making these tasty little morsels. NOTE: that I multiplied it by two in the video. I was making them as Christmas gifts.
Makes 24 dozen or 288 Mexican wedding cakes
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These cookies are also traditional Christmas treats and when made with pecans are sometimes called sandy tarts or pecan sandies. Cinnamon or any spice you like can be added to change it up a little. There are countless versions of this famous cookie. Best of all they are really easy to make. The original recipe that is from an old recipe book called... The "Country Innkeepers Cookbook" by Wilf and Lois Copping.