mexican wedding cookies – aka snowball cookies

It’s officially cold outside :).  We had our first snowfall recently and the kiddos bundled up and bounded outside to make a snowman.  When they realized it wasn’t “snowman weather” we made snowball cookies instead, though I went for a mexican wedding cookie with a bit of zing.  My aunt Buffie puts lime juice in her cookies…and they are divinely divine.  I had lemon juice, so here is our version of the zingy snowy treat:

2 cups pecans or walnuts (we used almonds), ground in blender
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup oat flour
3/4 tsp salt
2 sticks butter, softened
1/3 cup raw sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp lemon juice
1 cup raw sugar (blended to powder)

  1. Combine all but powdered sugar
  2. Roll 1 tbs into balls
  3. Bake at 325 for 18 minutes
  4. Allow cookies to cool on sheets for 5 minutes before rolling in powdered sugar
(they may need to be rolled again)
Meanwhile, this week we’ve officially begun holiday festivities at home…we’ve made homemade ornaments, the countdown chain of giving is hung, and the baking season is upon us.  Do you have any favorite holiday treats to share?  We’d love some new ideas! xoxo~ katrina

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