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Natural Strawberry Mexican Wedding Cookies

Holiday Cookies! Plus NEW: Strawberry Mexican Wedding Cookies and Gluten Free Double Chocolate Mexican Wedding Cookies

Get baking with my line up of Holiday Cookies to Eat, Share & Enjoy!
You’ll love my new Mexican Wedding Cookies – 2 flavors:  Strawberry or Gluten Free Double Chocolate!

Plus 10 more creative cookie recipes. (Press on titles for recipes)

For the holidays – do not miss: Holiday Hors D’Oeuvres , Pick-Up Appetizers & Nibbles

Natural Strawberry Mexican Wedding Cookies
Natural Strawberry Mexican Wedding Cookies

These addictive melt-in-your-mouth cookies are getting a flavor revamp with crushed freeze dried strawberries.
Enjoy these powdered sugar-dusted, crunchy, nut-filled cookies ~ a true 
holiday treat!

I have named these cookies “Mexican Wedding Cookies” yet similar cookies called Snowball Cookies, Russian Tea Cakes and sometime Mexican Wedding Cakes.

Gluten Free Chocolate Mexican Wedding Cookies
Gluten Free Chocolate Mexican Wedding Cookies

Enjoy these Gluten Free powdered sugar-dusted, crunchy, nut-filled cookies filled with walnuts, cocoa powder and chopped dark chocolate. Melt-in-your-mouth texture! Crispy yet tender with loads of chocolaty flavor.
Gluten free never tasted so good!

A crispy exterior gives way to a chewy & fudgy interior ~ and the flavor… reminiscent of a brownie.
A wonderful dark chocolate cookie that are naturally gluten free – there is no flour in these!

Gingerbread Men Cookies ~ Gluten Free!
Gingerbread Men Cookies ~ Gluten Free!

Filled with healthy ingredients and not too sweet – THE Cookie to make and give this holiday season.

Lemon Poppy Linzer Cookies - Vegan & Gluten Free
Lemon Poppy Linzer Cookies – Vegan & Gluten Free

Want to explore Vegan Baking? These cookies pack flavor and crunch… and yes – a little zesty!
Fill “dots” with raspberry jam or orange marmalade.

Flourless Chocolate Crackle Cookies genius recipe with no flour!
Flourless Chocolate Crackle Cookies

A crispy exterior gives way to a chewy & fudgy interior ~ and the flavor… reminiscent of a brownie.
A wonderful dark chocolate cookie that are naturally gluten free – there is no flour in these!

Pistachio-Allspice “Biscuit” Shortbread – Ode to Ted Lasso
Pistachio-Allspice “Biscuit” Shortbread – Ode to Ted Lasso

A delicious melt-in-your-mouth shortbread you will love! And wouldn’t Rebecca from the Ted Lasso television series approve?
Here are traditional British Biscuits, in America they are Shortbreads – revived with nuts & spice.

Sesame Wafers - Thin, Crispy & Gluten-Free
Sesame Wafers – Thin, Crispy & Gluten-Free

The nutty taste of the toasted sesame seeds (benne), a hint of sea salt, and the caramel sweet flavor from the coconut brown sugar sugar – a crunchy mélange of flavors in these easy to prepare treats… low in fat too!

Lemon Biscotti with Dried Cherries and Almonds ~ Gluten Free
Lemon Biscotti with Dried Cherries and Almonds ~ Gluten Free

Light and crunchy with lots of zesty flavor! Here is your go-to recipe with healthful ingredients.
Crisp and not-too-sweet – these biscotti are the ultimate snack, dessert and great for gift giving!

Chocolate Peanut Biscotti – They’re Gluten Free!
Chocolate Peanut Biscotti – They’re Gluten Free!

Decadent and Delicious! These bake up crispy with a deep-chocolate flavor. Feel free to use any nuts you like. Gluten Free.. you would never guess.

Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies!
Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies

Look no further for the perfect recipe – for eating & gift giving!
These are gluten free! Or ~ use regular flour too.

Karen’s Pecan Sandies
Karen’s Pecan Sandies

Home made delectable Pecan Sandies with Baked Maple Pecans. Forget store-bought and use the best ingredients for a real treat.
Cut from a cylinder roll of dough.

Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies – Gluten-Free!
Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies – Gluten-Free!

Finally… the perfect chocolate chip cookie that’s deliciously gluten-free (you would never know they are!)
Chocolate Hazelnut Butter adds depth ~ add plenty of Bittersweet Chocolate Chunks. Better than Tate’s!!

Happy Holidays to all – Stay safe… make cookies at home!
Karen

Natural Strawberry Mexican Wedding Cookies

Natural Strawberry Mexican Wedding Cookies

These addictive melt-in-your-mouth cookies are getting a flavor revamp with crushed freeze dried strawberries. Enjoy these powdered sugar-dusted, crunchy, nut-filled cookies ~ a true holiday treat!
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 39 minutes
Servings: 48 cookies
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup pecans lightly toasted
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter 1/2 pound (1/2 pound) Room temperature - I use organic, no natural flavoring. 
  • 3/4 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons freeze dried strawberries pulsed fine (see note*)
  • 2 cups pastry flour can use cake flour
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar for coating the warm cookies

Instructions

Toast the pecans:

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Add pecans to your cookie sheet and toast for 5 - 7 minutes until fragrant, toasted, but not colored. Cool - then chop in a small food processor until well chopped with a little texture - not too fine.

Make the cookie dough:

  • Place the room temperature butter, confectioner's sugar, vanilla and salt into the bowl of a stand mixer. Using a paddle, mix until blended well, but do not over process.
  • Add the strawberry powder, mix in on low speed. Add the flour and mix until just blended, and the strawberry powder is well distributed.
    Refrigerate the dough until very cold; 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add a piece of parcment paper or silpat liner.
    Scoop a well rounded mound of dough with a rounded #100 cookie scoop, roll quickly in your hands until round - drop each on ungreased cookie sheet, 1 1/2 inches apart. Cookies can also be formed with a spoon - use 1 inch ball of dough.
  • Bake for 12 - 14 minutes until cooked through and a touch golden underneath.
    Remove from oven, cool slightly. Add 1 cup confectioner's sugar in a small bowl. When still a tad warm - add cookies to coat all over, one at a time, then add to a wire rack to cool completely. For a super-white coating, repeat this process, using more confectioner's sugar when cookies are cool.
  • Store cookies in a container with a good seal. Eat within 10 days (they won't last that long!)

Notes

Freeze dried strawberries are available in specialty or health food shops - I bought mine at Trader Joe's. Use 1/2 cups and pulse fine = 3T. 
Yes, you may use regular flour in this recipe, although pastry flour/cake flour produces a lighter crumb.
This recipe may not be reproduced without the consent of its author, Karen Sheer.
COURSE: cookies, Dessert, holiday cookies
CUISINE: American, Mexican
KEYWORDS: strawberry Mexican wedding cookies, updated Mexican Wedding Cookies
Nutrition Facts
Natural Strawberry Mexican Wedding Cookies
Amount per Serving
Calories
69
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
5
g
8
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
10
mg
3
%
Sodium
 
25
mg
1
%
Potassium
 
40
mg
1
%
Carbohydrates
 
9
g
3
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
1
g
2
%
Vitamin A
 
119
IU
2
%
Vitamin C
 
11
mg
13
%
Calcium
 
5
mg
1
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Also see another similar cookie: Gluten Free Double Chocolate Mexican Wedding Cookies

Natural Strawberry Mexican Wedding Cookies

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