A recipe for Mexican Wedding Cookies (also know as snowball cookies), a buttery, melt-in-your-mouth cookie rolled in powdered sugar.
Preheat the oven to 325° and have ready a baking sheet lined with either parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together flour and sea salt. Set aside until ready to use.
Add the butter and sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. If you do not have a stand mixer, use a large mixing bowl and a handheld mixer. Beat on medium-high speed until well-combined. Add the vanilla and mix once more.
Turn the mixer down to low, and slowly incorporate the flour mixture, followed by the ground pecans.
Scoop dough a tablespoon at a time, form it into a round, and place dough balls on baking sheet about 1 1/2" apart. Bake for 15 minutes, and transfer to a wire rack to completely cool.
Place the powdered sugar in a gallon-sized zip top bag. Add about a dozen cookies to the bag at a time, and gently toss to coat. Serve and enjoy.
Makes 36-40 cookies.
Do NOT substitute salted butter for this recipe!