Rich buttery melt in you mouth Mexican Wedding Cookies! These should be on every holiday dessert tray!
Classic Mexican Cookies
You may know these cookies as Snowballs, Russian Tea Cakes, Sand Tarts, but the Latin culture always refers these to Mexican cookies or Mexican wedding cookies.
Why are Mexican cookies called that?
These baked goods were originally served as wedding favors (history of wedding cakes in Mexico) for guests attending the celebration.
Each cookie is wrapped in tulle with a ribbon and given to guests that attend the wedding. What a simple and tasty way to remember the festive event!
How do you make Mexican wedding cookies?
Mexican cookies are a simple butter cookies with nuts and rolled in confectioner’s sugar.
The ingredients in this recipe are super simple:
- nuts (walnut or pecans)
After gathering the ingredients, beat the butter and sugar together until creamy and fluffy. Add vanilla and flour, then stir in the nuts.
With a small cookie scoop, place round cookies on prepared baking sheet and bake. When you can handle the cookies with your fingers, roll each cookie in powdered sugar.
Christmas cookie recipes
You can never bake enough of these cookies. They’re always first to be eaten, so I suggest baking a variety of cookies during the Christmas season!
You might enjoy these:
- Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies
- Butter Brickle Cookies
- Ricotta Cheese Holiday Cookies
- Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies
- Holiday Reindeer Cookies
Mexican Wedding Cookies
Melt in your mouth Mexican Wedding cookies with chopped walnuts and rolled in powdered sugar!
- 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.