Kelly Ripa's Mexican Wedding Cookies

Kelly made these easy cookies that are like shortbread.

3/4 butter at room temperature

1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup finely chopped pecans

Powdered sugar for dusting

Preheat 325 F

Lightly grease cooking sheet
In large bowl using a mixer or spoon:
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy
Add vanilla, salt, flour and nuts and Mix well.
Roll dough in 3/4 inch balls between palms.
Place on the cookie sheet spacing each ball 1 1/2 inch apart

Bake 15-18 mins.
Cool slightly
Dust with powder sugar

You can see the show demo video on Regis and Kelly's Recipe page, just find it in the video box, "Kelly and the Kids Bake" (6:42) from one of the PJ Christmas Show.

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