I LOVE these cookies! Many people call them Mexican Wedding Cookies as well, but it doesn’t matter what you call them because they are delicious! I love the nutty flavor and sweet outside of the cookies. Definitely make these for your cookie swap this year! Easy and so tasty!
1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup powdered sugar, plus an additional 2 cups
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Cream together the butter, sugar, and vanilla.
To finely chop the nuts I pulse them in a mini chopper. You could also do this with a knife, but it will take some time.
Add in the nuts, flour, and salt to the butter and mix well.
Form the dough into 1 inch balls by pressing and rolling the dough in your hands.
Bake for 12 minutes, until the cookies are set, but not browned.
Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes, then roll them in powdered sugar.
Let the cookies cool completely and then roll in powdered sugar again.