Friday, December 10, 2010
Mom's Mexican Wedding Cookies - by Summer
I picked this recipe because I think every family has some variation of this one. In my family the recipe is called Pecan Crescents. The funny thing about that is over the years walnuts replaced the pecans and it was discovered that rolling the cookies into balls was easier than shaping them into crescents! So we started calling them Walnut Balls. I was excited to try this recipe. I am definitely a pecan-gal, so substitutions for me!
This was a great cookie to make. It's super easy, makes about 40 cookies, which fit onto 2 cookie sheets and that way I could bake them at the same time! When cooled, you roll in powdered sugar. They taste similar to the cookies I grew up with, but we didn't roll them in sugar, we would just sprinkle over the tops. I like rolling them better! Of course, you'll notice in the picture below that I did leave the sugar off of a few for my hubby who likes them best plain. I liked this recipe a lot and can definitely see making them again!