Mexican Wedding Cookies

Mexican Wedding Cookies


"Delicious nutty cookies that are rolled in powdered sugar. These are perfect for any special occasion."


servings 207 cals
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Original recipe yields 18 servings



  • Calories:
  • 207 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 13 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 20.6g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 27 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 73 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Stir in vanilla and water. Add the flour and almonds, mix until blended. Cover and chill for 3 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  3. Shape dough into balls or crescents. Place on an unprepared cookie sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from pan to cool on wire racks. When cookies are cool, roll in confectioners' sugar. Store at room temperature in an airtight container.
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  1. 203 Ratings


I made a few change to this recipe as well. I have made Mexican Wedding Cookies for more than half my life. It was taught to me by my Auntie Nacia when I was in high school. I use powdered sugar...

I love this cookie recipe. It is quick and simple, and great for any occasion. I used 3/4 c. chopped pecans (the small package of chopped pecans found in the cake mix aisle at the grocery stor...

This was my first shot at making wedding cookies. Although I used pecans instead of almond, these were/are excellent!! I even received raved review from the girls I work with. Thank you for s...

These cookies were simple to make, and would be simple enough for a child to make (w/ adult supervision). Commonly known as Russian Tea Cakes, they are also referred to as Mexican Wedding cooki...

These are great cookies; however, I made a few changes. I used confectioners' sugar instead of granulated white sugar, sifted the flour, and used pecans instead of almonds. They are like pecan...

I couldn't get the powdered sugar to stick to the cookies after they had cooled...might try rolling them while still slightly warm.

I made this recipe for a Spanish project for the whole class. It turned out bsolutely amazing and everyone loved them. They're best if you put a ton of powdered sugar on them. They are also ve...

This was a great recipe! I did use chopped walnuts in place of the suggested nuts because I prefer a softer nut with these cookies, I also used powder sugar in place of granulated because it do...

my first recipe from and it was great! i only gave it 4 stars because i made the following changes:chopped pecans instead of almonds, 1/2 cup confectioners sugar instead of granu...