Monday, December 22, 2008

~Mexican Wedding Cakes~

Yesterday I baked my favorite Christmas cookies. Mexican Wedding Cakes. I've loved these little cookies since the first time I ate one and that Christmas 1951, the year I was in the second grade. Three classmates and myself were invited to our teachers home for dinner (a special reward for good citizenship) we were so excited and thrilled to be going to our teacher's home. When I was little we adored our teachers, they just were so special to us...well anyway, to dinner we went. It was magical. In her home the lights were low and her Christmas tree was so beautiful and twinkly, there were candles everywhere. My family never burned candles so I was in paradise. Dinner was served on pretty dishes...I don't remember what was served but for our dessert we had wonderful little cookies....Mexican Wedding Cakes. Oh, I had to have the recipe. When my mom came to take me home Miss Hill gave my mom her recipe and here it is........ I know it is in pretty sad shape....I don't care. It's in my mom's handwriting and there are wonderful memories attached to this recipe that I've made every year since 1952. If you click on the picture, I think you can read the recipe.
Cream the butter then add the other ingredients...mix well.
Form into balls, I make mine a little larger than a marble. I love parchment paper and line my cookie sheets with it...no need to grease them. Bake about 10 minutes (light brown) in a 375 degree oven.
Cool slightly, then roll in powered sugar.........and

Enjoy! Christmas hugs, Linda

14 comments:

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

My mom used to make these for Christmas. I don't think she's made them in awhile....
What wonderful memories you shared about them!
:)
~Becca~

TattingChic said...

Oh, these are my FAVORITE holiday cookies! I love them. Thank you for sharing! :)

Heidi said...

Oh my...how funny...go look at CelebrateTheSeasons...only I call them Russian Teacakes. I think that recipe is a treasure. Why don't you frame it so it is preserved well? Then you can hang it up each holiday with lots of memories.

Christmas hugs ~
Heidi ... who is having tea right now with these cookies as I talk to my mother and look at blogs. :)

Love Bears All Things said...

I think I'll make these. Honey Bear loves the bought ones that are called Danish Wedding Cookies. Tell me, did you use plain or self rising flour? No egg?
Mama Bear

Nancy said...

Linda
What a happy story. You should do something with the recipe. You could have it laminated. I love those cookies and never make them. My sister makes them and calls them Russian Tea Cakes. Yum.
I am baking cookies today also.
Nancy

Vintage Tea said...

How precious is that recipe

Victoria xxx

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Oh Yummo ..the cookies look good ~~I love anything sweet
My daughter-in-law just dropped off a chinese container full of goodies she made with her mom and dad..they do it every year..
delish..
well one more day to go and we will have our Christmas..(:)Have fun ~!!
big hugs, Patty

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Hi Linda..these sound wonderful!

Merry Christmas!

Jackie said...

Mmmm, something more to add to my Christmas baking for next year.

Have a wonderful Christmas Linda, filled with everyone you hold dear.

God bless.

Naturegirl said...

Linda: yummo!
May the Spirit of Christmas leave its blessings on the hearts of you and yours! Have a wonderful New Year of blogging!hugs NG

Back Through Time said...

Those look SO good! and I love that you still have the original recipe your mom wrote. That makes them even more special.
I wish you a very Merry Christmas and I am glad to have you as a friend:-)
Hugs!!!
Michelle

Priscilla said...

Hi Linda, Happy Christmas!!! The cookies look yum, I have seen these on the web also, your's look great and such a nice history connected to them! I hope you enjoy The Plum Pudding, we serve ours with warm custard, although I think cream would be good also...

Wishing you alll a wonderful Christmas
Priscilla and Family xx

Andi said...

I love these wonderful cookies!!! I may just have to make a batch!

I enjoyed seeing all your pretty cross stitched pieces for the holidays.

The Rose Room said...

Wonderful story Linda and yummy!!! A belated Merry Christmas to you and yours. I am catching up on 7 of your posts!!! Rachaelxo p.s your blog looks so pretty!