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Mexican Wedding Cookies

Easy Mexican Wedding Cookies recipe. Enjoy these crumbly, nutty treats for weddings, Christmas, or any festive occasion. Simple and delicious!

Discover the Delight of Mexican Wedding Cookies

If you’re a fan of light, crumbly cookies that melt in your mouth, Mexican Wedding Cookies are a must-try.
These delightful treats are a staple in Mexican celebrations, particularly during weddings, hence the name. But they are not just for weddings; they are also popular at Christmas and other festive occasions.


Mexican Wedding Cookies

Cooking method: Baking
Cuisine: Mexican
Courses: Dessert
Difficulty: beginner
Prep timeCook TimeRest TimeTotal Time
15 min 15 min 10 min 40 min
Servings: 10 person
Calories: 112kcal
Best season: winter

Origin and History

Mexican Wedding Cookies have a rich history. Though their exact origins are somewhat murky, they are believed to have descended from medieval Arab baking traditions that spread to Spain. When the Spanish colonized the Americas, they brought this recipe with them, and it evolved over time into the cookies we know today.
These cookies are also known as Polvorones, which means “dust” in Spanish, likely referring to their powdered sugar coating.

Mexican Wedding Cookies

are made from a simple dough of butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, flour, and finely chopped pecans. What makes these cookies stand out is their texture. The dough, once baked, becomes incredibly tender and crumbly.
After baking, the cookies are rolled in powdered sugar, giving them their signature snowy appearance.

Mexican Wedding Cookies Recipe
Enjoy these crumbly, nutty treats for weddings, Christmas, or any festive occasion

These cookies have a rich, buttery flavor with a subtle nuttiness from the pecans. The powdered sugar coating adds a perfect touch of sweetness without being overly sugary. One bite, and you’ll understand why these cookies have been a beloved treat for generations.

Why You Should Try Them

Mexican Wedding Cookies are not only delicious but also very easy to make. They require simple ingredients that you likely already have in your pantry. Plus, they are perfect for gifting or serving at gatherings.
Their charming appearance and delightful taste make them a crowd-pleaser.

So next time you’re in the mood for baking, give Mexican Wedding Cookies a try. Their rich history and delectable flavor are sure to win you over.
Enjoy these cookies with a cup of coffee or tea, or share them with friends and family for a truly special treat.



  1. Preheat the oven to 177°C (350°F).

  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  3. Cream the Butter

    In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and powdered sugar together until light and fluffy.
    This should take about 2-3 minutes.

  4. Mix in the vanilla extract until well combined.

  5. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour and salt.

  6. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, mixing until just combined.

  7. Fold in the chopped pecans.

  8. Scoop out tablespoon-sized portions of dough and roll them into balls.

  9. Place the balls onto the prepared baking sheet about 5 cm (2 inches) apart.

  10. Bake

    Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the bottoms are lightly golden.

  11. The tops of the cookies should not brown.

  12. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes.

  13. While they are still warm, roll each cookie in powdered sugar to coat.

  14. Place on a wire rack to cool completely.

  15. Once the cookies are completely cool, roll them in powdered sugar again to ensure a thick, even coating.

    Enjoy, Good Appetite!

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