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Mexican Wedding Cookie

Mexican Wedding Cookie

Serves 48
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 45 minutes
Meal type Dessert
Misc Pre-preparable
Occasion Christmas
These cookies are a traditional Christmas cookie. has lots of cookie and holiday recipes.


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cups chopped pecans (or walnuts)
  • powdered sugar (for rolling baked cookies in)


Step 1
Cream butter and powdered sugar together until light and fluffy. Add in vanilla.
Step 2
Whisk flour and salt together and then gradually add to butter mixture. Stir in chopped nuts.
Step 3
Form dough into 1" balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees F for 10-12 minutes, slightly golden brown.
Step 4
Let cool slightly, while cookies are still warm, roll in additional powdered sugar until evenly coated. Cool cookies completely on wire racks.