Rich buttery melt in you mouth Mexican Wedding Cookies! These should be on every holiday dessert tray!
Classic Mexican Cookies
Just about every person has enjoyed a version of these cookies. My family has always called these Mexican cookies or Mexican wedding cookies.
Your family may refer to these babies as Snowballs, Russian Tea Cakes or Sand Tarts.
It’s safe to say that just about every nationality has their own version of this cookie. Who can blame us? These are simple to make and delicious!
Why are Mexican cookies called that?
Back in the “olden” days, baked goods were served as wedding favors at Latin wedding celebrations (history of wedding cakes in Mexico), which is where the name came from.
How cool is that?
Each cookie would be wrapped in tulle with a ribbon and given to guests as a thank you for attending the event. What a simple and tasty way to remember the festive ceremony!
How do you make Mexican wedding cookies?
Mexican cookies are a simple butter cookies with nuts and rolled in confectioner’s sugar.
Ingredients & Utensils
The ingredients in this recipe may be stocked in your house:
- nuts (walnut or pecans)
- Large Mixing bowl
- Mixing spoon
- Baking sheet
- Cookie scoop
Instructions – Recipe For Mexican Wedding Cookies
After gathering the ingredients, beat the butter and sugar together until creamy and fluffy. Add vanilla and flour one cup at a time.
Chop nuts and then stir them into the prepared batter.
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.
Mexican Wedding Cookies – Frequently Asked Questions
Can Mexican wedding cookies be made without nuts?
Yes, these cookies can be make nut-free. There is no need to alter the recipe. Just know that the texture will change a bit, but they are still delicious!
Can Mexican wedding cookies be frozen?
I don’t recommend freezing these cookies once they have been rolled in the confectioners sugar. But, you can certainly freeze the dough and the baked cookies prior to adding the sugar. See how below.
Can Mexican wedding cookies dough be frozen?
They sure can! Wrap uncooked dough in saran wrap and stored in an airtight freezer safe container. OR scoop the cookies into balls and place on a baking sheet and freeze for 20 minutes. Then place in an airtight container with parchment paper between the layers.
Christmas cookie recipes
You can never bake enough of these cookies. These cookies always seem to disappear first, so I suggest baking a variety of cookies during the Christmas season!
You might enjoy these:
- Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies – classic chocolate chip cookie with crushed peppermint candy canes.
- Butter Brickle Cookies – Rich toffee over saltine crackers and topped with chocolate and nuts. Break up like a bark.
- Ricotta Cheese Holiday Cookies – soft cookies with a cake-like texture with light icing and sprinkles.
- Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies– Meringue cookies decorated like Christmas tree.
- Holiday Reindeer Cookies– Cute no-bake cookies made from pre-mad nutter butter 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
Serving Size:1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 160 Total Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 16mg Sodium: 34mg Carbohydrates: 19g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 11g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 2g