Friday, December 10, 2010

Mom's Mexican Wedding Cookies - by Summer

This is truly one of my favorite times of the year.  And as a baker, I love baking cookies for the holidays.  I have fond memories of baking cookies with my mom and we still try every year to get together and bake cookies.  The past couple of years have been tough, but we managed to fit some in this year.  In past we have made up to 7 or 8 kinds of cookies in one weekend!

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!

1 comment:

  1. Hi! I'm so happy you liked these. I agree - I think every family makes some version of these! Of course I think my mom's are the best :)