Mexican Wedding Cookies

  • Serves

    makes 2 DOZEN

In Juarez, Mexico, weddings often involve elaborate sit-down dinners, and preparations for these meals can get frantic. These traditional wedding cookies keep well, though, and can be prepared, calmly, days in advance.


  • 14 lb. butter
  • 2 tbsp. confectioners' sugar
  • 12 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup finely ground walnuts or pecans


Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°. Cream butter until fluffy. Add confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Beat for 1–2 minutes. Gradually beat in flour. Stir in nuts.

Step 2

Shape dough into 1" balls, using about 1 tbsp. of dough for each. Place 1" apart on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake 15 minutes, turning sheet so that cookies bake lightly and evenly. Transfer to a rack, allow to cool, and roll in confectioners' sugar.

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