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Chocolate Mexican Wedding Cakes Recipe

Chocolate Mexican Wedding Cakes Recipe

These spiced balls are a yummy twist on a traditional favorite. Sometimes I add mini chocolate chips to the dough and, after baking, dip the cooled cookies in melted almond bark. —Joanne Valkema, Freeport, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch YIELD:42 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 cups finely chopped pecans or almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl, cream butter and 1 cup confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour, cornstarch, cocoa and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in nuts.
  • 2. Shape tablespoonfuls of dough into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 12-14 minutes or until set.
  • 3. In a small bowl, combine cinnamon and remaining confectioners' sugar. Roll warm cookies in sugar mixture; cool on wire racks. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 103 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 59mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

Reviews for Chocolate Mexican Wedding Cakes

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lurky27 248024
Reviewed May. 9, 2016

"Yum! Fun for my work Cinco de Mayo party!

-Theresa"

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shari1968 238893
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2015

"These cookies are one of our new favorites. Easy enough to make and the dough itself is so good that we were shy of 3 1/2 dozen !! Best cookie dough and the cookies were absolutely delicious and great texture as well . This will be added to our favorite cookie list. Shari in Phoenix Arizona"

MY REVIEW
byoung229 81472
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2012

"Delicious, I will be making again soon."

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