Cinnamon Mexican Wedding Cookies (aka Snowballs) (Makes 2 Dozen)

Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup raw walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar, plus additional for dusting

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

2. Place the walnuts in a food processor and ground for 30 seconds.

3. Place the ground walnuts, flour and cinnamon in a bowl and combine.

4. Place the butter, sugar and vanilla extract in a standing mixer (or bowl using a hand mixer) and cream for 3-4 minutes.

5. Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture until combined.

6. Using a mini ice cream scoop or a spoon (about 2 tablespoons), scoop out the dough and place on a Silpat or parchment lined baking sheet.

7. Bake for 15 minutes.

8. Dust with confectioners’ sugar and serve.