Pecan Puffs (Aka Mexican Wedding Cakes or Russian Tea Cakes)

Recipe by BecR2400

One of our family favorite cookies for the holidays-- these are sooo melt-in-your-mouth delicious! These cookies go by many different names. If you desire, you may sub walnuts or hazelnuts for the pecans. I hope you enjoy!!!

Top Review by Evilcin

These are amazing. I normally make them around christmas time for parties and they go fast! I don't really chop the pecans because you can't taste them. It tastes better with big chunks of pecans. Also be careful when rolling them in the powdered sugar. I put the sugar in a bowl and rolled them one or two at a time because they will break up.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter, add sugar and remaining ingredients.
  2. Roll into small balls, and place on cookie sheet.
  3. Bake in 325 F oven for 30 minutes.
  4. Roll balls into powdered sugar when hot, and again when cool.
  5. Note: These cookies taste best when thoroughly cooled (ie best served the next day--if you can wait!).

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