Mexican Wedding Cookies

Mexican Wedding Cookies

These tasty little Mexican wedding cookies (or cakes) are simple butter cookies with finely chopped nuts, finished with a powdered sugar coating.
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  • Serves: 24 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Heat the oven to 400 F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or leave them ungreased.
  3. Step 3

    In a mixing bowl with an electric mixer, beat 1/2 cup powdered sugar and butter until smooth.
  4. Step 4

    Add the vanilla to the sugar and butter mixture along with the salt and flour; mix until well blended. Fold in the finely chopped nuts.
  5. Step 5

    With floured hands, shape the cookie dough into small balls. Arrange them on the baking sheets; bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes.
  6. Step 6

    Meanwhile, sift the remaining 1 cup of powdered sugar into a wide, shallow bowl.
  7. Step 7

    When the cookies are still slightly warm, roll them in sifted powdered sugar to coat thoroughly.
  8. Step 8

    Let the cookies cool thoroughly and roll them in powdered sugar again. Alternatively, use a shaker to coat the cookies the second time.