These buttery melt-in-your-mouth cookie balls go by many names in recipe collections, including Mexican Wedding Cakes. They always contain finely chopped nuts and are twice rolled in powdered sugar. This classic melt-in-your mouth cookie is a must-have on every Christmas cookie platter.
Yield: 4 dozen cookies
(Total time will vary; cook or bake time is per batch.)
These rich little cookies are extra-special when made with macadamia nuts.
To ensure recipe success, do not use self-rising flour or vegetable oil spreads in this recipe.
Toasted Coconut Tea Cakes: A special treat for coconut lovers. Toast 3/4 cup coconut by baking uncovered in an ungreased shallow pan at 350 degrees F for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown. Let coconut cool before adding to the dough.
Nutrition Information: 1 Serving: Calories 75 (Calories from Fat 45 ); Total Fat 5 g (Saturated Fat 1 g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 55 mg; Total Carbohydrate 6 g (Dietary Fiber 0g); Protein 1 g
Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 4 %; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 0%; Iron 2 %
Exchanges: 1/2 Starch; 1 Fat
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Reprinted with permission from Betty Crocker 2007/TM General Mills.