mexican brides cookies?

Question by hollister_babe: mexican brides cookies?
i’m taking a spainsh cuture class, for a project i’m making mexican brides cookies i found a recipe but i need to know what place frist made them (spain mexico ect.)
how they got started

thanx

Best answer:

Answer by Lila
I didnt get cookies when i got married.

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  1. lil_mexican_rosa says:

    Mexican wedding cakesAccording to several food history sources and cookbooks, Mexican wedding cakes and (aka Biscochitos/Mexico), Biscochos/Cuba, Kourabi‚des/Greece, Polvorones/Italy & Spain, Rohlichky/Ukraine and Sand Tarts, Sandies, Butterballs & Moldy Mice/United States) are a universal holiday cookie-type treat. This means this recipe is not necessarily connected to any one specific country. It IS connected with the tradition of saving rich and expensive food (the richest butter, finest sugar, choicest nuts) for special occasions. Food historians trace the history of these cookies and cakes to Medieval Arab cuisine, which was rich in sugar. Small sugar cakes with nuts (most often almonds) and spices were known to these cooks and quickly adopted by the Europeans. This sweet culinary tradition was imported by the Moors to Spain, diffused and assimilated throughout Europe, then introduced to the New World by 16th century explorers. Sugar cookies, as we know them today, made their appearance in th 17th century. About sugar. Recipes called Mexican wedding cakes descend from this tradition. They first appear in American cookbooks in the 1950s.

    The cookie is old, the name is new. Food historians place the first recipes named “Mexican wedding cakes” in the 1950s and 1960s. Why the name? Our books and databases offer no explanations. Perhaps timing is everything? Culinary evidence confirms Mexican wedding cakes are almost identical to Russian Tea Cakes. During the 1950s and 1960s relations between Russia and the United States were strained. It is possible the Cold War provided the impetus for renaming this popular cookie. Coincidentally? This period saw the mainstreaming of TexMex cuisine into American culture.

    Sorry not so short but, precise.

  2. [*]MiCkseD ChiCk[*] says:

    I found the website that the girl above me got her answer from, and I read it, but it sounds to me like it came from either Russia or Spain. Not to sure. srry if i’m no help.

  3. dworld_1999 says:

    Without having true knowledge, I look at it logically;

    There is little chance that these were originally mezzo-american, Mayan, or Aztec in origin so that would lead me to believe they are probably imports from the Spanish culture after they took control of the middle America regions.

    Cheers

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