Image via WikipediaAre you up to your chin in flour, sugar and butter?! Well, I am! This recipe is the most asked for cookie for the holidays, from family and friends! My husband can't seem to get enough of them. Our friends hide them from their families. I have been threatened with bodily harm if I ever QUIT giving them! And, of the holiday goodies I make, they are probably the easiest:) Shhh! Don't tell anyone! I hope you are able to make some of these nummy cookies for your family and friends this week. I quadruple this recipe and then sometimes still have to make another batch before Christmas!
Also called Mexican Wedding Cakes
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup finely chopped nuts
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Mix thoroughly butter, sugar and vanilla. Work in flour, salt and nuts until dough holds together. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place on ungreased baking sheet.
Bake 10-12 minutes or until set but not brown. While warm, roll in confectioners' sugar. Cool. Roll in confectioners' sugar again.
Makes about 4 dozen cookies (according to the recipe but I make mine a little bigger so only get two dozen per recipe)
Recipe from Better Homes & Garden's cookbook, page 147 (molded cookies)--I received this cookbook from my mom in 1972.