Traditional Mexican Wedding Cookies

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Deb's Recipes

My mom and I have been baking these for as long as I can remember. They are delectable butter-type cookies served as favors at traditional Mexican weddings. They also make a wonderful addition to any Christmas goodie platter.

Top Review by I'll Give It A Whirl!

There are a lot of "versions" of this cookie recipe out there. Some use nutmeg, walnuts, pecans, go low heat for a long time, or super high heat fast. This recipe is solid, easy and no fuss. Save it, ignore the others and make it a holiday tradition, I did!?

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cream together butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy; stir in vanilla.
  2. Whisk together flour and salt; add gradually to butter mixture; stir in chopped nuts.
  3. Chill dough if it seems too soft.
  4. Form dough into 1 1/4" balls and place onto parchment-lined or ungreased baking sheets.
  5. Bake at 400° for 10-12 minutes or just until the cookies start to turn light golden-brown; remove from oven and allow to cool slightly; while cookies are still warm (but NOT hot) remove them from baking sheets and roll, a few at a time, in powdered sugar until evenly coated; cool cookies completely on wire racks.
  6. Cookies may (optionally) be rolled in powdered sugar a second time once cooled to room temperature.
  7. NOTE: Forming dough into 1" balls will increase yield to 48 cookies.

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