I want to bake Mexican Wedding Cookies W/ no butter?

Question by kswa1398: I want to bake Mexican Wedding Cookies W/ no butter?
I love mexican wedding cookies and im craving them but im trying to lose weight so does anyone know a good substitute for the butter so i can cut down on some of the fat??? My mom loves them to but she has to watch fat intake cause of her gullbladder… HELP

Best answer:

Answer by Ron P
mexican wedding cookies

Soft shorthing (crisco ) or lard 1 lb
Powdered sugar 1 c
Vanilla 2 tb
Salt 1 ts
Finely chopped pecans 2 c
Sifted pastry flour 5 c
Powdered sugar for dusting

Preparation:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat shorting or lard and powdered sugar in mixer
until light and fluffy, about 1015 minutes. Add vanilla, salt and
pecans. Remove from mixer and stir in pastry flour by hand being
careful not to overmix. Form into football shapes about the size of
small walnuts and place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake 1012 minutes
or until just beginning to get the slightest bit colored on the
bottom. Remove upon the first sign of color and set on a rack to
cool. When cool enough to touch place in a bowl with powdered sugar
on top and bottom and toss gently. Occasionally toss with sugar while
cooling, trying to get as much sugar as possible to stick. When cold,
place cookies in airtight container and cover until ready to serve.
Yield: 50 cookies

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  1. joinme4coffee says:

    Ron’s recipe doesn’t use butter, but it still uses the same amount of other fats, so really not what your looking for.

    This looks like a healthy alternative: http://www.suite101.com/content/mexican-wedding-cake-recipe-a9434

  2. margarita says:

    You can substitute shortening, but it still has the same amount of calories.

  3. Jason Starship says:

    Try shortening

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