Mexican Wedding Cookies

I make these every year and they always turn out so yummy!  They are pretty easy to make but a little messy but definitely worth it. 

Here’s what you need: 

  • 1 c (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 c powdered sugar, divided
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 c flour
  • 1 c finely chopped pecans

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Here’s what you do:

Preheat oven to 350.  Beat butter, 1/2 c of the powdered sugar and the vanilla in a large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.  Gradually add flour and pecans, beating on low speed after each addition until well blended. 

Shape dough into 1-inch balls.  Place, 1-1/2 inches apart, on ungreased baking sheet.  I line my baking sheet with parchment to make clean up easier.

Bake 14-15 minutes, or until bottoms of cookies are lightly browned.  Cool 5 minutes on baking sheets.  Roll warm cookies in remaining 1/2 c powdered sugar until evenly coated; place on wire racks.  Cool completely and store in tightly covered container at room temperature.

 

I always double the recipe as I usually am making them for a family cookie exchange.

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(((hugs))) ~lisa

Brown Sugar Drops

Each year my mom, sister, sister-in-law, my sisters’ mother-in-law, my three nieces and I all get together and have what we call, Bake-N-Take.  We bring 4 containers worth of goodies to share, eat lunch and then make a couple of batches of chocolate chip cookies.  It’s a lot of fun girlie time!

Each year I make try to find some new recipes to try.  This recipe is actually one my grandmother sent to my mother in a letter. 

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It always makes me smile to see my gramma’s (that’s how we spell it) writing.  She was a very good cook and make the best chocolate chip cookies EVER!!  She actually passed away 24 years ago so all the recipes from her that I have are special.

To make Brown Sugar Drops you will need:

  • 1 c soft shortening (oleo)
  • 2 c brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 sour milk or buttermilk
  • 3 1/2 c flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt

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Here’s what you do:

Pre-heat the oven to 400 and combine all the ingredients.  Now this is my kind of recipe!  No, set aside this or reserve that…just put it all in the bowl and mix!  You can either make balls or just drop the dough which is what I did.  Bake for 8-10 minutes and there ya go! 

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My number one tester (aka my hubby) said they were very soft on the inside and they were not “too sweet”.  I personally think they were a little bland and what I would call a coffee cookie, meaning that this would be good paired with a cup of coffee.  But I actually am not a coffee fan despite two of my daughters being baristas. 

I also only went with the original recipe and did not add any coconut or nuts to it which may alter the taste some.  My grandmother was an awesome cook and I have several of her recipes that I’ll be trying and sharing with y’all in the future. 

(((hugs))) ~lisa