Tender, melting shortbread cookies shaped like snowballs, Mexican Wedding Cakes will brighten holiday cookie trays.
These sturdy cookies freeze well, so long as they're dusted with a fresh layer of powdered sugar when thawed.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Beat butter, shortening and one cup powdered sugar until fluffy.
Add salt and vanilla, and beat well. Stir in flour, 1/3 at a time. Mix in nuts.
Shape dough into 1" balls. Bake for 20 - 30 minutes, until lightly colored.
While warm, roll in remaining one-half cup powdered sugar, and cool on a wire rack. When cool, roll in remaining sugar.