These little cookies go under many many names: Russian tea cakes, Mexican tea cakes, Mexican wedding cookies, Christmas Snowball cookies, noel nut balls and now Dia’s New Year’s Mexican Tea Christmas Snowball Cookie Cake Balls. Even though they have many a name, the recipe stays pretty much the same, although when I am making Mexican tea cakes I tend to use more butter than when I am making snowball cookies. Following?
2 cups butter
1/4 cup icing sugar
2 teaspoons of vanilla essence
2 cups flour
Take out two mixing bowls. In one put the sugar and butter and the other put the flour.
First cream the butter and sugar with a fork(I don’t have mixer, but I think this would take a lot less time with one).
In the other mixing bowl sift the flour twice and then add to the first bowl with the butter and sugar. Mix altogether with your fork.
Add in the vanilla essence and form into a nice ball of cookie dough.
Next take a knife and cut the dough in even squares, and then roll those squares into little balls.
Bake the balls at 180° Celsius for 10 minutes. This should make around 30 cookies.
You need to dust them with icing sugar while they are hot, so prepare for some pain. After dusting, and the cookies cool, it is time to have some real fun.
Take out your little icing pens and create anything you want on top of the cookies.
I went for a more Christmassy theme and drew some holly, but think out of the box and go crazy. You only live once!
And there you have it: Dia’s New Year’s Mexican Tea Christmas Snowball Cookie Cake Balls!!!