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15.10.10

MEXICAN WEDDING CAKES


I always make these for Christmas. Fits into the Christmas theme; has nuts, on the other hand it balances out all those chocolaty treats. Looks good on the tray of assorted goodies and freezes remarkably well. I put in walnuts, I have a tree, but it doesn't have to be walnuts, whatever nuts you fancy will be yummy. Let it cool about 4 minutes before rolling them into the icing sugar. If the cookies are too hot they absorb twice as much icing sugar than need be and if you let them cool, the icing sugar will not adhere to the surface. So set the timer.

1 cup butter
1/2 cup + 1/2 cup icing sugar
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts

• Cream the butter.
• Add 1/2 cup icing sugar gradually.
• Add the flour, salt and vanilla.
• Pinch off small pieces of dough and shape into balls.
• Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
• Bake at 400 degrees for 12 minutes.
• Peek under a cookie, if its pleasantly browned, the cookies are done.
• Remove cookies from the oven and let them cool and solidify for 4 minutes.
• Roll cookies into the remaining icing sugar while warm.
  

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It began with posting a few recipes on line for my family. "zsuzsa is in the kitchen" has more than 1000 Hungarian and International recipes. What started out as a private project turned into a well visited blog. The number of visitors long passed the two million mark. I organized my recipes into an on-line cookbook. On top of the page click on the cookbook to access the recipes. I am not profiting from my blog, so my visitors will not be harassed with advertising or flashy gadgets. Feel free to cut and paste my recipes for your own use. Publication is permitted as long as it is in your own words and with your own photographs. However, I would ask you for an acknowledgement and link-back to my blog. This is to my old on-line friends and visitors: policing the comment section for spam and answering questions has become a chore. Good wishes to you all, happy cooking and keep on feeding your people with good food.

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