Tuesday, February 9, 2010
9th Day Sweets for the Sweet
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Today is the 9th day of Fourteen Days of Love- Sweets for the Sweet.
This is my favorite recipe for Mexican weeding cookies- I make these every Christmas but instead of making them round or shaped like crescent, I wanted to make them festive. So I made Ginger bread-man and decorated them with red chocolate. Hope you like them, they are sooooo good go ahead try them. Com'on give it a shot you won't regret it, but don't blame me if you get hooked on them.
1- Cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup confectioners sugar plus more for coating baked cookies
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, lur more for dusting hands
1 cup pecans, chopped into very small pieces.
Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F. Line cookies sheets with parchment paper
Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar at low speed until it is smooth. Beat in the vanilla. At low speed gradually add the flour. Mix in the pecans with a spatula. With floured hands take out about 1 tablespoon fo dough and shape into a crescent or round balls. Continue to dust hands with flour as you make more cookies. place onto prepared cookie sheets. bake for 25 minutes or when they are golden brown. When cool enough to handle but still warm, roll in additional confectioners sugar. Cool on wire racks.
Maria & Ruth