Two weeks ago, my mom read about a town a few hours away, where the people were living in tents due to a recent hurricane. A church group was asking for cookie donations they could deliver to the area so the affected people could at least take part in some aspect of Christmas fun. Of course we had to help, and we made the following:
Katie’s Grandma’s Mexican Wedding Cookies
1 cup full-fat butter-type spread (we used Earth Balance)
1/2 cup powered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups ap flour
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
Powdered sugar, for rolling
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Mix the margarine, the 1/2 cup powdered sugar, and the vanilla in a medium bowl. Combine the flour and pecans in a separate bowl. Then combine the contents of the two bowls. Shape dough into 1 inch balls and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until lightly browned. Roll the warm cookies in powdered sugar, then cool on a wire rack.
And now, here comes the Ghost of Chirstmas Future to give you a glimpse into my next post:
More cookies coming soon!