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Easy Mexican Wedding Cookies perfect for cookie exchanges, parties

Mexican wedding cookies are easy to make.
Mexican wedding cookies are easy to make.

Mexican Wedding Cookies (also called Mexican Wedding Cakes) make a great addition to your holiday cookie lineup. They are quick to throw together, light as air when baked and uncommonly addictive. Because you can get so many on a cookie sheet, they are a good choice for a cookie exchange or other occasion when you are doubling the recipe.

Mexican Wedding Cookies

Makes about 3 dozen

1 cup butter

1/2 cup sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 teaspoons water

2 cups flour

1 cup chopped pecans

1/2 cup confectioners sugar

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Cream butter and sugar. Stir in vanilla and water. Add flour and nuts, mix well.

Roll into ping pong-size balls in your palms and place on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 18-20 minutes. Cool, then dust with confectioners sugar.

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