This weekend I’ll be celebrating the wedding of two good friends. And for once, I’ll actually be in the wedding! Though, as a groomswoman, standing on the grooms side. I’m so excited! The groom has a bit of Mexican heritage and the bride wanted to celebrate that and so the wedding has a slight Day of the Dead theme. I thought I’d add to that by making them Mexican wedding cookies for the rehearsal dinner last night.
I got the idea from reading my new favorite blog Heart of Light. I read a post of her almond crescent cookies and she mentioned they were like Mexican Wedding cookies. Genius. I had to make them for my friends. You can find the original recipe here.
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 2 egg yolks
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1/2 lb ground almonds
When the dough is mixed together, you can either shape your cookies into crescents, balls, whatever your heart’s content. I went with crescents. Place on a greased cookie sheet.
Stick it in the oven until edges are brown. I did mine for about 14-18 depending on the size of the cookies. Let it cool before putting powdered sugar on it. No really, LET IT COOL. I was impatient (it was almost 11 PM and I was exhausted) so I put a cookie in powdered sugar and it turned into a slight gooey mess. Still delicious though. When cool, roll in powdered sugar or place in a plastic bag, add powdered sugar and shake up a storm.
Dan and his mom loved them though. I hope the bride and groom did as well!