They’re not balls and they’re not cakes. They’re actually cookies. Exquisite, melt in your mouth little cookies. And they are so very easy to make.
This cookie originated in Mexico. Known as biscochitos in Mexico, the ingredients are ground nuts, flour, butter, and sugar. Once baked, the cookies are either rolled in balls or formed into a crescent shape and then rolled in powdered sugar.
The ingredients are almost identical to Russian Tea Cakes. This cookie recipe didn’t start appearing in US cookbooks until the mid 1950s.