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Mexican Wedding Cookies

Mexican Wedding Cookies are a classic Christmas cookie recipe made with finely chopped pecans and tossed in powdered sugar to make them look like delicious snowballs!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword christmas cookie recipe, christmas cookies, russian tea cakes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 36
Calories 103kcal
Author Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell


  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Pecans finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Butter unsalted, room temperature
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar divided
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • In a small bowl combine flour, pecans, and salt.
  • In the bowl of your mixer combine butter and 1/2 cup of powdered sugar, creaming them together on low speed until smooth.
  • Continue mixing the dough as you add the vanilla.
  • Add the flour mixture to the butter and sugar ½ cup at a time continuing to mix until fully incorporated.
  • Form the cookie dough into balls using about 1 tablespoon of dough for each.
  • Place them on a lined baking sheet at least 1 inch apart.
  • Bake in 325 degree F oven for 18-20 minutes. The cookie should be pale but the bottom should be beginning to brown.
  • Move cookies to a cooling rack and let them cool completely before gently tossing each one in the remaining 1/2 cup of powdered sugar to coat it completely.



Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 77mg | Potassium: 20mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.4mg