Ms. Elaine Kneeous

Jennifer is a one in a million stay-at-home mom. (More like one OF a million stay at home moms!) She graduated from a liberal arts college but there is nothing liberal OR artsy about her. She is married to Kevin Fischer of This Just In, and together they have a beautiful young daughter Kyla Audrey. In no particular order she loves dogs, wine, a good bargain, her family, pizza, and entertaining. Follow her blog of all things miscellaneous including but not limited to cooking and baking, entertaining and party planning, being a mommy, and homekeeping.

The Twelve Cookies of Christmas: Mexican Wedding Cakes

12 Cookies of Christmas 2012

Mexican Wedding Cakes – New for 2012



You know how there are some “classic” recipes that you’ve just never personally made?  And when you tell people you haven’t baked/cooked/prepared said recipe they look at you like you’re from another planet?  Well, that’s me and Mexican Wedding Cakes.


I know they’ve been around for generations; I’ve just missed them in my cookie rotation.  Until this year.  I’m determined that they will make it onto my dessert platters for Christmas Eve and Day, Kevin’s office party, my annual Christmas tea, etc.


They’re popular for good reasons:  They are delicious and melt-in-your-mouth addictive.  They also have a relatively short list of ingredients.  And they keep “forever.”  All the things a great Christmas cookie should be!


If you’re reading this and thinking “How on earth could this woman never had made these cookies?” then let me assure you I look forward to joining the ranks who could bake these in their sleep.  If you’re reading this and thinking, “Thank goodness I’m not the only one who’s failed Cookie 101!” then let’s bake ‘em together this season!


My suggested beverage pairings actually work with any nut-based cookie.  Since the Wedding Cakes can be made with pecans, walnuts or hazelnuts you have many options.



PistachioAlmond, or Caramel Pecan Scone 



Vanilla Nut Crème   






Almond syrup by Monin or Almond syrup by Torani  



A very simple martini with my favorite brand of amaretto.   



A perfectly balanced blend of DISARONNO and Sweet & Sour delivers taste buds to the dark side.

  • 2 parts DISARONNO
  • Splash Sweet & Sour mix


Shake with ice and strain into martini a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange peel.



Don’t miss:

12 Cookies of Christmas, Day 1:  Cranberry Eggnog Twirls  


12 Cookies of Christmas, Day 2:  Gingerbread Bites


12 Cookies of Christmas, Day 3:  Peppermint Meltaways

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