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Mexican Wedding Cookies


Kresa is a wife and mother to two beautiful children. She enjoys cooking for her family and creating new recipes for them to try.

I made Mexican wedding cookies for my own wedding!

I made Mexican wedding cookies for my own wedding!

Mexican wedding cookies are delicious bite-size treats, loaded with pecans and rolled in powdered sugar. I have made these cookies for several occasions, including my own wedding. Nutmeg is not typically used in these cookies, but I think it gives them a more interesting and special flavor. I hope that you will give this recipe a try, and I hope that you enjoy them!


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • Powdered sugar, for rolling


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Beat butter, sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  3. Add nutmeg and mix until incorporated.
  4. Add flour, salt, and pecans and mix until the dough comes together.
  5. Roll dough into small walnut-sized balls and place onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Flatten cookies by gently pressing down on them.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes or until the cookies are slightly golden in color.
  8. Allow cookies to cool down, then toss them in powdered sugar. I prefer to toss them in the powdered sugar twice to make sure they are fully coated.

Yield: About 2 1/2 dozen cookies

Note: If you have an allergy to pecans, you can substitute for another type of nut, or skip the nuts altogether.

© 2019 Kresa


Larry Slawson from North Carolina on August 27, 2019:

This looks so good! Will definitely have to try!

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on August 26, 2019:

I've never heard of Mexican wedding cookies before. I like the thought of combining pecans and nutmeg in the recipe very much.

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