Melt in you mouth Mexican Wedding Cookies! These should be on every holiday dessert tray!
You may know these cookies as Snowballs, Russian Tea Cakes, Sand Tarts, but the Latin culture always refers these cookies as Mexican Wedding Cookies. These baked goods were originally served as wedding favors. Each cookie is wrapped in tulle and given to guests that attend the wedding.
I love the simplicity of the gift and also the ingredients in this recipe; flour, butter, sugar, vanilla and nuts. My family has always added ground walnuts, but I have eaten these with pecan nuts and they are just as delicious.
Your can never bake enough of these cookies. They’re always first to be eaten and there has been many years that I make multiple batches to enjoy for several weeks! I guess we should add these to our baking list for year-round treats!
Mexican Wedding Cookies
- 1 cup butter, unsalted and softened
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup nuts (walnuts or pecans), chopped
- 1 1/2 cups additional powder sugar for coating cookies, sifted
- Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar at medium speed until creamy. Add vanilla and flour. Stir in nuts. With a small cookie scoop, place round cookies on prepared baking sheets. Bake for 20 minutes. Let cool for about five minutes. When you can handle with your fingers, roll each cookie in powdered sugar.