Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Mexican Wedding Cookies

These cookies go by many names... Snow Balls, Mexican Wedding Cookies, Russian Tea Cakes, Butterballs, Showman Poop, White Italian Wedding Cookies and Danish Cookies... Reguardless of the name, I just call them delicious! My husband and I have both loved these cookies since we were kids, he's always begging me to make these mouth watering cookies... But I'll be honest, I'm a lazy baker... If I can't make it out of cake mix, I probably won't make it... Hence this incredibly easy recipe!
  • 1/2 C Vegetable Shortening
  • 1/4 C water
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1/2 C chopped nuts (optional)
  • 1/2 C mini semi sweet chocolate chips
  • confectioner’s sugar
  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Mix shortening, water, vanilla, and egg white thoroughly.
  • Mix in cake mix, nuts, and chocolate chips until dough holds together.
  • Shape into one inch balls.
  • Place about two inches apart on un greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake until almost set, about ten minutes.
  • While warm dip tops in powdered sugar, cool.
add water, shortening, vanilla extract and egg white to a large bowl. then mix in the cake mix blending well with a mixer. add chocolate chips and nuts or for my family just chocolate chips. shape into 1-inch balls and place about 2 inches apart on a greased baking sheet. If your hands get a bit sticky while rolling the dough just wet your hands a little. Place in a 375 degree oven and bake until almost done. Like this. Your not going to brown them, just almost done looking let the cookies cool slightly on a cookie sheet or cooling rack. While still warm roll the cookies in powdered sugar. It said to dip the tops in powdered sugar but we did the whole cookie. ummmm place back on cooling rack. they turned our really pretty. These cookies freeze really well. When completely cooled i place them in a large ziplock bag and placed them in my deep freeze till thanksgiving. Then remove from freezer and if you like you can roll them again in powdered sugar. These cookies are so darn good I will be making these for years to come!