Mexican Pecan Cookies

Mexican Pecan Cookies

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  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    40 m
Carla
Recipe by  Carla

“This is the best recipe I've tried for the cookies usually called 'Mexican wedding cookies'. These just kind of melt in your mouth with no need to chew on them. The pecan taste is incredible. They are a must for every Christmas reunion with my family.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 7 1/2 dozen cookies

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Mash together the flour, butter, pecans, and 1/4 cup of confectioners' sugar in a bowl until the mixture is thoroughly combined and forms a soft dough. Pinch off about 2 teaspoons of dough per cookie, and roll into 3/4-inch balls. Place the balls on ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the bottoms of the cookies are lightly golden brown but the tops are still pale, 8 to 12 minutes.
  4. Let the cookies cool completely, then roll in remaining confectioners' sugar.

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Reviews (12)

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native1964
36

native1964

This is just like the recipe I have used for years. Many variations can be done, one of which is tinting the dough with colors to match the the holiday or season. this is a must try recipe!!!!!

Nandy245
22

Nandy245

These were a huge hit. Yes they are nutty and buttery. So if that doesn't suit you these are not for you! :) I also rolled them in confec. sugar about 2 - 3 minutes out of the oven. This made the sugar melt onto the cookie which made them sweeter. Very good.

JOYCEHUMISTON
21

JOYCEHUMISTON

Disappointed. These cookies crumbled too easily. I lost at least 60% before every being able to serve them. Also, need to be careful with the size. Make sure the balls are no bigger than a quarter or they taste too floury.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (90 total)

  • Calories
  • 92 cal
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 7.2 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs
  • 6.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 29 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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