For a cookie that has Wedding in the title I’ve never actually seen them at a wedding. I have seen and eaten them a lot during the Holidays. Mexican Wedding cookies are nutty, buttery with just a hint of vanilla. They kind of remind me of butter pecan ice cream in cookie form. You finish the cookies off by rolling them in powdered sugar; resulting in the final product looking like little snow balls sitting on your cookie platter, very Christmas winter wonderland feeling.
Mexican Wedding Cookies are very easy to make, you dump everything into one bowl, mix and roll into balls. It only has five ingredients. So you can whip these up anytime, and in no time. Even if you don’t have a lot of time or are new to baking you can enjoy these cookies all season long.
I used the food processor to finely grind the pecans. You can also buy ground nuts if you don’t want to sgrind them yourself.
In the bowl of a stand mixer I add all the ingredients and mix until combined.
Once all the ingredients are combined I turned out the dough onto plastic wrap, formed a disk, and let it chill in the refrigerator. You don’t have to chill the cookie dough, you can bake the cookies as soon as the dough is ready. I just wasn’t ready to bake them yet. The dough will sit in the fridge for a few days so you can bake the dough in advance and bake them when you need them.
I use a small cookie scoop to form the dough into balls, and placed them on a parchment lined baking sheet about one inch apart. I let them bake for 10 min until they are set.
While the cookies are still warm, I roll them in powdered sugar and let them continue to cool.
If you like pecan sandies, I think you’ll really enjoy Mexican Wedding Cookies. If you are looking for a simple yet very tasty cookie, I’d definitely give this one a try.
Mexican Wedding cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1 Cup powdered sugar
2 cups sifted flour
1 cup ground nuts (I use pecans)
1 teaspoon vanilla
Combine all ingredients. form into 1 1/2″ balls. Balke on cookie sheet at 350 for about 10-15 minutes or until set. Roll in powdered sugar while still warm.