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