Mexican Wedding Cakes (Cookies)

Total Time
Prep 40 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a recipe that my oldest daughter received in H.S. in Spanish class. Depending on your mood, likes or dislikes, you can add a 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts or not.


  1. Crème the butter with the cup of sugar and vanilla.
  2. Mix flour, nuts, and salt.
  3. Add the mixture of flour, and salt to the butter.
  4. Form small balls.
  5. Put on un-greased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake at 325 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until lightly brown.
  7. Roll in confectioner’s sugar while the cookies are still warm.
  8. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

Yummy - theses just melt in your mouth! Perfect amount of sweetness. I did add the nuts but used pecans instead of walnuts. What a perfect summer treat!

sofie-a-toast July 13, 2012

Very good! I used this when I couldn't find my mother's recipe, and it's "just like she used to make". Thanks!

Clarely December 25, 2011

Came accross this recipe by accident today. I was looking at another recipe, and spotted this to the right. I thought it looked like cookies that my Grandma would send us at Christmas when we were little in the 70's. I whipped some up in no time, and yes it was the same cookie I remember! Loved them then and even more now. Thanks a bunch for the flashback and the recipe. Maybe Granny was sending a sign too! Hope you don't mind I filed it under "Grandma's Christmas Cookies" :)

suzy.homemaker December 20, 2011