Mexican Pecan Cookies

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This is the best recipe I've tried for the cookies usually called 'Mexican wedding cookies'. These just kind of melt in your mouth with no need to chew on them. The pecan taste is incredible. They are a must for every Christmas reunion with my family.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Servings:
90
Yield:
7 1/2 dozen cookies

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups very soft butter

  • 3 ½ cups chopped pecans

  • ¼ cup confectioners' sugar

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar for rolling

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Mash together the flour, butter, pecans, and 1/4 cup of confectioners' sugar in a bowl until the mixture is thoroughly combined and forms a soft dough. Pinch off about 2 teaspoons of dough per cookie, and roll into 3/4-inch balls. Place the balls on ungreased cookie sheets.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the bottoms of the cookies are lightly golden brown but the tops are still pale, 8 to 12 minutes.

  4. Let the cookies cool completely, then roll in remaining confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

92 Calories
7g Fat
7g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 90
Calories 92
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 29mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 1g
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 25mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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