A Top Chef Shares Secrets of Mexican Wedding Cookies & Barona Restaurant Month
By Executive Chef Jim Phillips
You’ll then be on your way to taking a personal tasting tour at the Barona Steakhouse, The Plaza, Sage Café, El Rancho Grande, or the Italian Cucina while taking advantage of the 50 percent off deal. And, you can’t beat Barona’s Seasons Fresh Buffet, offering all-you-can-eat dining, where you can also enjoy the Restaurant Month pricing for both lunch and dinner.
If you decide to head over to our Seasons Fresh Buffet during Restaurant Month, don’t hesitate to try our famous Mexican Wedding cookies. These melt-in-your mouth, nutty shortbread-like cookies are hand prepared daily by our chefs. They are one of the most popular desserts at the buffet where you can also enjoy dozens of other dishes from around the world.
A typical sweet served at traditional Mexican weddings, hence the name, these cookies are usually served after the wedding meal as a symbol of hope for a rich and full married life. The butter and sugar symbolize the richness of love and unity while the powdered sugar is said to represent purity. They are so delicious they are now served a round the world at other celebrations, holidays and any day.
Mexican Wedding Cookies
Preparation: Using an electric mixer, paddle the butter until soft. Add all the ingredients and mix until smooth. Form into small 1 inch balls and bake at 350 degrees until slightly brown. Do not overcook. Roll in powdered sugar. Recipe yields four dozen cookies.
I know you’ll enjoy the recipe for the Mexican Wedding cookies and you hope you’ll take advantage of the great deals during Barona’s Restaurant Month!
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