are mexican sugar cookies the same thing as mexican wedding cakes?

Question by ann728: are mexican sugar cookies the same thing as mexican wedding cakes?
i have this recipe for mexican sugar cookies that have orange juice and cinnamon added to them, but when i search online for the cookies i only get different variations of mexican wedding cakes…

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Answer by Betty
No they are not the same. Mexican wedding cakes are very buttery with finely chopped nuts then rolled in plain powdered sugar while still warm. Your recipe sounds totally different.

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  1. lisa l says:

    No they are not. Here is one recipe


    1/2 C. powdered sugar
    1 C. butter, softened
    2 tsp. almond extract
    1 tsp. vanilla extract
    2 C. flour
    1/4 tsp. salt
    1 C. finely chopped or ground almonds or pecans

    Preheat oven to 325

    In large bowl, beat 1/2 cup powdered sugar, butter, and extracts until light and fluffy. Stir in flour, salt, and almonds or pecans (if desired). Mix until dough forms. Shape into 1 inch balls, or crescents. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.

    Bake at 325 for 15-20 minutes. Watch closely until set but not brown. Remove from cookie sheet, cool slightly and roll in powdered sugar. Let cool completely and roll again.

    Submitted by: Cindy Thomason – Texas

  2. xanfboi says:

    No, they are not the same.

    To find a sugar cookie recipe look under mantecados.

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