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Mexican Wedding (or Crescent) Cookies
An authentic traditional Mexican wedding cookie when made in the regular cookie shape. This cookie has become a Christmas cookie in many parts of the US and Mexico. When used as a Christmas cookie it is often formed in the shape of a crescent.

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(Makes 2-3 dozen)

I N G R E D I E N T S:
  • 2 c all-purpose flour
  • 2 t vanilla
  • 1/2 t almond extract
  • 1 c unsalted butter (do not substitute)
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 3/4 c powdered sugar
  • 3/4 c finely chopped pecans

I N S T R U C T I O N S:
PREHEAT the oven to 325 degrees.
BEAT the butter, salt, vanilla, almond extract and 1/2 cup of the powdered sugar.
ADD the pecans.
ADD the flour slowly until incorporated.
SHAPE into 1 inch balls or crescents and place on greased baking sheet
BAKE for 15-20 minutes or until the edges are just starting to brown.
REMOVE from the cookie sheet and cool.
ROLL in remaining powdered sugar.

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