Happy New Year Everyone!
I struggled to decide which recipe I was going to share with you today.
It’s the first recipe I’ll share this 2012 so it’s important, I thought I would share a sweet recipe.
For me this type of cookie reminds me of Chihuahua where my Aunt Lucy is from, She’d always make this for parties or just family reunions and of course they are delicious.
I’ve seen that people called them “Mexican wedding cookies”, or “Russian tea cookies”, We call them: Bolitas de Nuez or Besos de Nuez, either way they are really good and I’ve been wanting to make them for a long time.
I’m glad I finally gave them a try.
1 Stick of butter
1/2 Cup of ground nuts
1 Cup of flour
1 Teaspoon vanilla
3 Tablespoons of sugar
1/2 Teaspoon of baking powder
Icing sugar for rolling.
Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F. Line cookies sheets with parchment paper.
In a food processor ground the nut.
Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar at medium-speed until it is smooth. Beat in the vanilla. At low-speed gradually add the flour and baking powder. Mix in the pecans with a spatula.
With floured hands, take out about 1/2 tablespoon of dough and shape into little balls.
Place onto prepared cookie sheets.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until light brown. When cool enough to handle but still warm, roll in icing sugar.
Note: If you want you can double the recipe since they go by really fast!
Source: My Aunt Lucy.