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Vegan Mexican Wedding Cookies

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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!

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 

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  1. Joanna says:

    i think it’s great you delivered cookies to the homeless. i’m sure they appreciated it.

    my mom and i baked cookies for nursing home residents. i think they just love seeing people who care about them.

    it’s such a good feeling!!

  2. snugglebunny says:

    Oh, Wedding Cake cookies, my favorite and a Christmas treat for me. Except I usually buy them from the store, however I didn’t get any this year since the company that makes them went out of business temporarily. These are on the menu for next year.

    Hopefully all the cookies that got delivered to the town made it feel a bit more like Christmas for them.

  3. Ricki says:

    Truly, you are amazing! How generous and sweet to donate your time and talent. . . and you are incredibly talented. I have no doubt you helped to bring a smile to many faces that way. :)

  4. Every Gym's Nightmare says:

    aw, usually homless people get crap canned goods and the occasional rice-a-roni. How sweet of you to actually bake for them!

    Kelly Turner

  5. Megan says:

    i loooove those snowman cookies! How talented you are!

  6. imadedinner says:

    How wonderful that you delivered cookies! I’m sure it was the best thing they got all year.

  7. I ♥ puggies says:

    Of course you can add me to your blog list!

  8. aTxVegn says:

    Great job, Katie! I’m sure your efforts were very much appreciated.

  9. DJ says:

    It’s such a nice gesture at this time of year – sure it’s not putting a roof over their head, but everybody has a right to a little Christmas cheer at this time of year…

  10. The Veggie Guy says:

    That’s awesome that you made and delivered cookies for the homeless. I’ll bet they turned out fantastic!

  11. Lauren says:

    Hey Katie!

    How wonderful that you donated those delicious looking cookies to the homeless. You are such a wonderful person with all you do! I will be patiently waiting for the next post.. I am already drooling! :)

  12. aTxVegn says:

    Katie, I can see your new post re technical difficulties in google reader, but when I click on it, it says your blog doesn’t exist!

  13. herbivore says:

    I love those snowman cookies! They are so cute looking.

    I have volunteered at a soup kitchen for homeless people, they appreciate the old, stale food provided by the grocery stores, so I am sure they absolutely loved freshly baked cookies.

    Your latest post has a lot more substance than mine…

  14. Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) says:

    Those cookies look awesome – how sweet of you and your mom. I love Mexican wedding cookies – yum!

    I can’t access your posts through Google Reader :( It finally told me you had 3 new posts, but I had to physically enter your URL to get to your site to leave a comment. I know you’re frustrated. Blasted technology! I’ll keep checking your site for updates :)

  15. shelby says:

    Yeah in my blog updater this post didn’t even come up!

    But your cookies sounds amazing and you are amazing yourself for being so kind =)

  16. Vegan_Noodle says:

    What a thoughtful thing to do! I’m sure they loved your christmas cookies!

  17. Meg says:

    What wonderful cookies and for such a great cause!

    I agree! Erin rocks!

  18. Sanja says:

    Those cookies look lovely!

  19. River says:

    You’re just so good!! You have to even things out though, you know, for yin yang purposes. So, kick a puppy or something! 😛

    No really, that was such a wonderful thing to do, and I’m sure they loved the cookies and the kind cookie Elves that delivered them!

  20. Gina says:

    i LOVE the snowmen!!! and mexican wedding cookies are incredible!
    hope you’re having a wonderful night!

  21. Theresa says:

    What a great project to be involved in, Katie. Your sweetness and generosity never ceases to amaze me!

  22. Megan says:

    You honestly are terrific! 😀 Helping out by making cookies is inspiring, and even though things aren’t as well as they hoped I’m sure cookies brought smiles to everyone. So sweet!!

    And yummyness( :O new rachel ray word?!) to their tummys 😉
    I made mexican wedding cookies this christmas as well. I added in some lime zest and juice(in place of vanilla) and it really punched em up 😉

  23. HangryPants says:

    Those cookies are sooooo cute. Too cute to eat maybe! That is so sweeet that you made them for homeless people who I am sure truly appreciated them. You’re such a sweetie!

  24. Erin of Care to Eat says:

    How on earth did I miss this fabulous post?! Wow! Wow! You impress me so much. You really do have love and respect for all living creatures! You are so wonderful!
    And I’m totally SPEECHLESS (which basically never happens)! How sweet of you to mention me to your readers. I’m so honored Katie! You made my night SO amazing. :) THANK YOU SWEET FRIEND!

  25. Erin of Care to Eat says:

    P.S. I really support your cause here. The homeless are such a vulnerable population and the way our country treats them is tragic. So many are struck by mental illness and drug addiction and have been isolated due to their illness. They are worthy and capable of receiving love and I’m SO thrilled there are people like you and your family who take the time to provide it!

  26. Quix says:

    Guessing this for the scale giveaway. What fun! :)

  27. Chrysta says:

    this could be the mystery recipe for the giveaway!

  28. kate says:

    This would be my guess for the scale giveaway.

  29. Cassie says:

    guessing for the scale giveaway woooooo!

  30. Mona says:

    This is one of guesses for the scale give away!!!

  31. It’s hard to come by experienced people on this subject, but you seem like you know what you’re talking
    about! Thanks