- 1 cup + 2 tablespoons Swans Down® Cake Flour
- 1½ cups walnuts, finely chopped
- 2-3 tablespoons white granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Confectioners’ sugar, for coating
Prep: 10 min
Bake: 35 min
Yield: 20 cookies
Also known as Mexican Wedding Cookies, these nutty, sugar-dusted goodies are in demand on party tables from Christmas and winter holidays through to Cinco de Mayo and summer barbecues. They're easy to make and pack for traveling to parties and potlucks, and also easily customized with different kinds of nuts and extract flavorings.
- PREHEAT oven to 300°F.
- MIX together flour, walnuts, salt and sugar in a large bowl. Add vanilla extract. Add butter in little pieces and combine everything together with clean hands until the mixture looks like a coarse meal with nut bits in it.
- FORM the dough into small balls no larger than a walnut and place on the cookie sheet, spaced at least an inch apart from each other.
- BAKE approximately 30-35 minutes.
- WHILE still warm, but cool enough to touch, roll the cookies in confectioners’ sugar. Set on wire rack to cool completely. Once cool, dust with confectioners’ sugar again as needed.
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We used to purchase this flour in montreal but it is no longer available. Why?
Hi Marika, We are sorry that you are having trouble locating Swans Down in your area. Your info was forwarded to our Consumer Affairs Department. Someone will be reaching out to assist you. Happy baking!
I am hoping you all start making a 5 lb. Package because the small box sometimes I get all ready thinking I have enough of everything and once I ran short on the flour so I looked up how to make a flour similar but did not come out so good.
Can you please send me the lemon cheesecake recipe. Thank you
I have just started using your flour and will not use anything else now. Everything I have tried has come out perfectly.
I made the whipping cream pound cake and added 3 mashed bananas with a teaspoon lemon juice. It came out great.
I noticed this recipe didn’t say to sift the flour. Is this correct or was it a misprinted.
Hi K, You should always sift the flour at least one time before using as it does settle and compact during shipping and shelf time. This recipe does not require you to sift an additional time before measuring. Happy baking!
I all ready signed up but no notice on my Emails
Hi Joann, We’ll forward your info to the appropriate department. They will be able to see if your your email address is on the mailing list. Happy baking!
Hi Joanne, Our IT team checked and can see you email address in the Swans Down mailing list. Looks like you received 3 – 4 emails since November 2021. Check your spam folder, they may be there.
I have used Swansdown flour for years and everything I bake comes out great every time!
Wish I could purchase it in a 5 pound bag, instead of the boxes. I live in a senior community and I am the only one who still bakes. I bake and give the employees my cookies and cakes to show my appreciation for all they do for us here.
Keep up the good work!
Making a pineapple upside down cake now. I had forgotten about this flour ( I do not usually bake). I did make one not long ago and it was delicious!
They melt in your mouth!
These cookies are absolutely delicious. I have used Swans .Down Cake Flour for years and love all the new recipes. Thank you.
Been a long time since I used it. Just the 2 of us now.
Swansdown is all I’ve ever used for my cakes.
Swans down is my only baking flour. Always turns out perfect ! No need for any other kind..thank you Swans down ?
Super easy. I put the sheet of rolled cookies in the refrigerator until I was ready to bake.
I love Swanson; I bake for extra money and I love it. I really have never used any other brand of cake flower except Swans Down; this is what my awesome baking mama used. Never had an error, yet; Swans Down never failed me.thanks for sharing your recipes as I haven’t tried any yet. If you come across the old lemon cheese cake icing for the 50’s please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hi Martha, Thanks for being a loyal Swans Down baking enthusiast. We’re looking into the lemon cheesecake icing. Happy baking!
There are so many yummy things you can make with this one very ingredient! You won’t regret it once you taste the great master piece you have made!
My Mother used to use this product !!!
I love to bake, it’s been a long time since I use Swansdown.I anxious to start using it again.