Mexican Wedding Cakes

Mexican Wedding Cakes
Delicious cakes come in all styles. Sometimes what is described as a cake looks more like a small cookie. Mexican wedding cakes are a specific type of pastry designed to be served in bite-sized pieces. Despite the name, Mexican wedding cakes are not necessarily eaten at just wedding ceremonies. While many couples do opt for Mexican wedding cakes during a culturally-themed wedding, Mexican wedding cakes are also commonly made for Christmas and any other special occasions.

Mexican Wedding Cake Cookie Recipe

Mexican wedding cakes are also known as Russian tea cakes since the are often served with tea as a light snack. Other names for the white pastry balls include snowball cookies or butterballs. While appropriate for nearly any event, Mexican wedding cakes are especially delightful during afternoon wedding receptions.

Traditional Mexican Wedding Cake

Ingredients in Mexican Wedding Cakes

Most recipes for Mexican wedding cakes contain the same basic ingredients as found in shortbread cookies such as butter, sugar, salt, vanilla flavoring, water, and flour. Other toppings such as walnuts or raisins are added for flavor and texture.

Mexican Wedding Cakes

Mexican wedding cakes also require confectioners’ sugar for any topping to hold other elements in place. Butter or spray oil is also required for coating the baking sheet to ensure the pieces form properly and do not stick to the pan.

Mexican Wedding Cakes without Nuts

Mexican Wedding Cake Ideas

There are many options for adding a twist to the traditional Mexican wedding cake. Many basic recipes start with a common Mexican wedding cake and then add nuts (such as pecans or walnuts), baked ingredients, or different colors for a unique design. Individual customization of each cookie is even possible by preparing different ingredients for every individual piece before baking the entire sheet.

Mexican Wedding Cakes History

Other optional ingredients include additions like oats, chocolate pieces, candies, cut fruits, sauces, or food coloring. A healthy Mexican wedding cake may include alternatives like whole grain flour for white flour, using unsalted or reduced-fat butter, or sugar substitutes in place of some sugar.

Mexican Wedding Cakes Common Ingredients

1 cup butter, 2 cups powdered sugar divided into teaspoons, vanilla flavoring, almond extract, 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 cup minced pecans, 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon.

Mexican Wedding Cake Recipe

Mexican Wedding Cake Toppers

How to Make Mexican Wedding Cakes

  1. Mix butter by having an electric mixer until it is light and fluffy. Add 1/2 cup from the powdered sugar and vanilla or almond extract (whichever you want) and blend well.
  2. Add flour and nuts, ensuring they are carefully chopped. You may also toast the walnuts or pecans. Beat until well combined.
  3. Separate your dough mix into two making a ball from both. Wrap the two “dough balls” in plastic and let chill for around half an hour or until cold. As the dough is chilling, pre-heat the oven to 350 levels F.
  4. Make use of a cake dish and whisk the rest of the 1 1/2 glass of powdered sugar and cinnamon together. Put aside.
  5. Pull 2 teaspoonfuls from among the chilled dough balls and roll between your palms of the hands until a small ball is created. Continue until all the dough is finished. Place balls on the large sturdy baking sheet (about 1/2 inch apart).
  6. Bake cakes for around 18 minutes, or until gently brown on the top and golden brown at the base. Let awesome for around a few minutes then gently tennis ball so the Mexican Wedding Cakes within the cinnamon sugar mix until completed covered.
  7. Allow cakes to awesome completely and repeat process with remaining dough ball. Recipe makes about 48 wedding cakes.

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Mexican Wedding Cake Cookies

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