In my family we called them MexicanWeddingCakes. These cookies would be there from time to time. Along with this recipe for RussianTeaCakes, Jason sent along a story about how this recipe came to be a regular on his family’s holiday table
(These cookies barely brown, so if they don't look done, it's okay. In a large bowl, cream butter and 1/2 cup powdered sugar until smooth. Use a cookie scooper to scoop the dough and then roll into balls (or use your hands to form 1" balls). 1/2 cup powdered sugar. 1/2teaspoon almond extract. 1/2teaspoon vanilla extract. 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour. 1/2teaspoon salt. 1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped. 1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped
On a floured surface, roll out the dough to 3/4". Cut out 2 1/2" circles and place them on a greased baking sheet. 1/2 cup vegetable shortening. 1/2 cup butter (do not use margarine). 1/2 cup sugar. 1/4 cup orange juice
Now that my two sisters are home (one lives in Spain year round and comes home for Christmas/a bit of time in the summer, and the other goes to grad school at Notre Dame in Indiana), we will be doing a ton of our traditional baking
This cookie is known by many names and versions exist in many different cultures (Butter Pecan Cookies, RussianTeacakes, Italian Butter Nut Cookies, Southern Pecan Butterball, SnowdropCookies, SnowballCookies, Swedish Teacakes, Viennese Sugar Balls)
Cakes and Cupcakes, Desserts, Sweet Treats Tagged With. I decided I had plenty of time over the weekend to go for something pretty ambitious and eventually, after a lot of time browsing through Pinterest, I landed on cake balls
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