Here's one of the traditional family cookies baked at Christmas. I think these are only good if made with BUTTER. Use anything else and you might as well not eat or serve them. Ooh, that's so severe.
MEXICAN WEDDING CAKES
1 c. butter
1/2 c. sifted confectioners' sugar (powdered sugar)
1 t. vanilla
2 1/4 c. flour
1/4 t. salt
3/4 c. finely chopped nuts (I use pecans, nuts optional)
Mix butter, sugar and vanilla thoroughly. Stir flour and salt together and mix into butter mixture. Mix in nuts. Chill dough.
Heat oven to 400*. Roll dough into 1" balls. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Cookies do not spread. Bake 10-12 min. or until set but not brown. While still warm, roll in confectioners' sugar. Cool. Roll in sugar again.
Makes about 4 doz. 1" cookies.