Mexican Wedding Cookies Recipe

Looking for an easy Mexican Wedding Cookies recipe? Learn how to make Mexican Wedding Cookies using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by wmiller77

Makes 36 servings



Mexican Wedding Cookies are a delicious dessert anytime of year.

Recipe Ingredients for Mexican Wedding Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. almond extract
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup raw pecans, toasted,

Recipe Directions for Mexican Wedding Cookies

  1. Toasting the pecans will add a nice rich flavor to these cookies so I highly recommend you do this step.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the pecans on a cookie sheet in a single layer and bake for 6 - 8 minutes or until they are lightly browned and fragrant. Allow them to cool.

  3. In a medium size bowl or kitchen aid which is what I use, cream the butter, vanilla and almond extracts together. Add the powdered sugar and mix in.

  4. Add the flour a little at a time until it is fully blended in.

  5. When the pecans are cool, place them in food processor or chop with a knife until they are fairly fine. Measure 1 cup of finely chopped pecans.

  6. Stir in the pecans.

  7. Chill dough in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour and then shape into 1 inch balls with your fingers. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet 1 to 2 inches apart.

  8. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 12 - 15 minutes or until lightly golden brown on the bottom. Cool on a wire rack. Roll the cookies in powdered sugar so they look like snowballs. When completely cooled store in an airtight container.

Categories

Nuts, Dessert, Christmas

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 18.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
98
Calories from Fat
66
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.3g
11%
Saturated Fat
3.4g
17%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
13mg
4%
Sodium
69mg
3%
Potassium
22mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates
7.4g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0.4g
2%
Sugars
1.8g
Protein
1.0g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 2%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
D+
    Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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