Simple-To-Make Cookies That'll Be A Hit At Your Next Party

1Photo: Courtesy of Lauren Conrad.
If you’ve ever had a Mexican wedding cookie, then you probably know how melt-in-your-mouth delicious they are. Similar to shortbread, but with cinnamon, nutmeg, and ground almonds mixed in, they are one of my very favorite baked treats. But, what you may not know about these tasty morsels is that Mexican wedding cookies are almost as easy to make as simple, chocolate chip cookies. So, to celebrate the start of wedding season, I asked my baker friend Lauren Lowstan to share her recipe with everyone here. Follow along below if you’re looking for a yummy new dessert to serve.
2Photo: Courtesy of Lauren Conrad.
Mexican Wedding Cookies
Makes 30 cookies
Ingredients
1 cup butter room temperature
1/2 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup powdered sugar for coating
1/4 tsp salt
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 pinch nutmeg
1 cup ground almonds
Instructions
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Combine butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, salt, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ground almonds to form your dough. Roll into 1-inch balls.
Bake for eight minutes, until golden on the bottom.
Let the cookies cool for a few minutes only, and then toss in the remaining ¾ cup powdered sugar. You want the cookies to still be warm, or the sugar will not stick.
Voila! Simple to make, but so delicious. For a real treat, serve with a cup of Mexican hot cocoa or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Have you ever had a Mexican wedding cookie? What’s your favorite type of cookie to bake? Leave a comment below!
XO Lauren

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