Peanut Butter Mexican Wedding Cakes

Friday, September 24, 2010

One of my favorite treats ever since I was young have been the traditional Mexican Wedding Cakes…even though they are Russian… but if you don’t know what I’m talking about, they are those biscuit-style cookies drowned in powdered sugar….oh so tasty! Well, last weekend, I had a really obnoxious visitor who likes to irritate me about once a month, and the only way I can keep from going postal on her is by drowning myself in sweets…so that is EXACTLY what I did!

I really wanted peanut butter…but I also had a nostalgic craving for these cookies I remember oh so well from Holiday cookie platters. So, I attempted in my best effort, to combine the two, and the results were a pretty freaking awesome twist on the traditional cake cookie!

Peanut Butter Mexican Wedding Cakes
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup oil
3/4 cups sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix all ingredients in a bowl (because of how thick and dry the dough is, it’s easiest to knead it together with your hands). Roll the dough into 2-inch balls, place on an ungreased cookie sheet, and bake at 400°F for 10 to 12 minutes.
Okay seriously, can it get any easier than that?!?!

Now, for half of these, I made my own powdered sugar from some organic and vegan cane sugar by throwing half a cup into the blender and blending until it was powder. I then rolled half the cookie balls in this powdered sugar.

For the other half, because this didn’t make me feel like a big enough cow, I drizzled them in Vanilla Agave Nectar for another new twist on the traditional cookie. These ones turned out to be my favorite, and with how easy they are, they may become a new Holiday staple! Also, in comparison with traditional cookies, they really aren’t all that bad for you, considering there are no eggs, and very little oil, so you don’t have to feel as guilty when you eat, say, ten of them!

On a side note, I’ve been looking into incorporating ads on my blog. Supposedly, each time someone clicks on an ad, it adds up. I’m in no way trying to make money off this blog…it’s all for fun. However, I was thinking that any money I could make off of it, be it a couple bucks or so, I could donate to my local animal charities…make my blog even kinder! So, I’d love some feedback…if I had ads, and you knew that each click meant money for animal rescues, would you click them?? It would essentially be like you’re donating money without having to spend a buck…input?


Melissa said...

I would click on them. I was thinking of adding ad's to mine, too (if I could figure out how to do it).

NewGilmoreGirl said...

Definately! I think that's a great and very kind idea.

The cookies are making my mouth water. And it seems pretty easy. This may be a recipe that I try! Thanks for sharing.

The Blue Faerie said...

Thanks for the peanut butter recipe and the squash one too! It looks like you've had a great mini feast for the equinox. :)

I'm not a huge fan of ads, but I'm not against clicking on them if you get donation money for local organizations. Sure, I'll click on them. :)

Anonymous said...

what kind of oil and flour do you use for these?

Danielle said...

I used a regular vegetable oil and unbleached wheat baking flour. Let me know if you try them...would love to hear how you like them!

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