MEXICAN WEDDING COOKIES
A Mexican wedding celebration can involve an elaborate dinner spread out over many hours punctuated by festive dancing and singing. These cookies are traditionally rolled in confectioner’s sugar once cool enough to handle.
Makes two dozen cookies
1 cup unsalted, roasted almonds
2 cups all-purpose flour
1⁄2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup softened butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. Use a food processor or nut grinder to grind the almonds into small pieces. (They should not be ground into a powder.)
3. Mix together the flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, and almonds in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Add the softened butter and vanilla. Stir until the ingredients are well blended.
4. Make 24 balls about the size of golf balls and place on baking sheets.
5. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned.