Monday, January 31, 2011

A Russian and a Mexican Walk Into A Bakery...

And they both order a simple butter cookie.

One gets a Russian Teacake.

The other gets a Mexican Wedding Cake.

In actuality they get pretty much the same damn cookie.


Which also happens to be the Cookie of the Week.

Chocolate Chip Mexican Wedding Cakes.

Which I hear are something gringos probably just made up.

In actuality the Mexican Wedding Cake/Russian Teacake, according to The Field Guide to Cookies, are more than likely a descendant from the sugar cakes that Arabs introduced to the Europeans.

A Mexican Wedding Cake just appears to be a Russian Teacake with cinnamon.

Whatever the subtle differences are--Chocolate Chip Mexican Wedding Cakes are the Cookie of the Week.


Chocolate Chip Mexican Wedding Cakes
adapted from Nestle's website

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teas. vanilla
2 1/2 teas. cinnamon
2/3 cup of finely chopped nuts
2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Preheat your oven to 350 and cream together your butter and sugar till smooth.
Add in your vanilla. Next add in the nuts, cinnamon and flour till incorporated into a nice consistent dough. Mix in the chocolate chips.

Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the botoms of the cookie are golden brown.

And enjoy!



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yum! Those look good! The teacup and saucer also look good.
Love, Mom

7:05 AM  
Blogger Donna Lee said...

They sound good. The tea cakes are similar to Polish Butter Horns. We probably all have a recipe for cookies made with butter, sugar and flour.

I have a KitchenAid hand mixer but I also have a KitchenAid stand mixer which I love love love. Wouldn't trade it for anything

11:30 AM  
OpenID vivupnorth said...

Mmm! Those look great, and I don't even like Mexican Wedding Cookies/Russian Tea Cakes! As for the mixers, I'll admit that I have been drooling for years over the big, sexy KitchenAid stand mixers. But, I'll probably keep my cheapo hand mixer even if I do ever get a stand mixer. I'm kind of attached to it.

2:46 PM  
Blogger Crafty Christina said...

Yum! They look delicious. Wonder why us PRs don't have a wedding cookie. Hmmm.

7:56 PM  
Blogger Zonda said...

ooh, those look delicious!!

9:40 PM  
Anonymous Willemtje said...

Had a good laugh. But don't throw George Foreman away before having had a look inside. It might just be a loose contact that made it give up the ghost.

8:11 AM  

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