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Nutrition Facts

Calories 182
  Calories from Fat 123 (68%)
(22%)Total Fat 14g
(27%)Saturated Fat 5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
(7%)Cholesterol 20mg
(2%)Sodium 50mg
(1%)Potassium 51mg
Total Carbohydrate 12g
(5%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 4g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(4%)Protein 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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Mexican Wedding Cakes


  • 2 cups sifted flour

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 lb butter

  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 2 cups finely chopped nuts, preferably pecans

  • Confectioner's sugar for coating

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  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • In bowl, sift together flour, sugar, and salt.
  • In another bowl, mix together butter and dry ingredients; add vanilla and nuts and combine.
  • Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  • Create ½-inch balls with dough and place 1 inch apart on baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20 minutes until lightly browned; roll in confectioner's sugar while still warm.

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