Royal Mexican Wedding (christmas) Cookies

These cookies are created as they were made for Mexican families of royalty. Usually only prepared for special weddings and for Christmas. Passed down into our family in 1877

1 Cup real salted butter
1/3 Cup white sugar
2 Teaspoons distilled water
2 Teaspoons real vanilla extract
2 Cups self rising flour
1 Cup minced almonds
About 1 Cup powdered confectioners sugar

Cream the butter and the sugar; add water and vanilla. Sift the flour and then blend together with the almonds and the butter mixture. Chill for three hours in the fridge, then shape into 3/8 inch silver dollar sized cookies. Bake the cookies on a non greased cookie sheet for about 20 minutes at 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove the cookies from the pan, cool and roll in the confectioner's sugar.

Recipe Summary:
Yield: 12 cookies
Prep Time: 3 hrs and 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Recipe Provided By:
Fox River Bed and Breakfast
Ottawa, IL

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