Mexican Wedding Cookies

These cookies are my absolute favorite. There is nothing like biting into a cookie that tastes like pecan heaven and melts in your mouth. In fact, my mouth is watering just writing this. No matter how many of these cookies I make, they are always gone by the end of the day. The fantastic thing about Mexican Wedding Cookies is how simple they are to make, and how deliciously elegant they look. They are perfect for homemade gifts, parties, or just to please those you love.

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp water
  • 2 cups white flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans*
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
*Note: these cookies are also divine with almonds or walnuts. Pecans are my personal favorite.

Yields: about 3 dozen cookies

  • In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and white sugar. 
  • Slowly mix in the vanilla and water. 
  • Add the flour and pecans, mix until well blended.
*If you want the cookies to stay a round ball shape, cover and chill the dough for three hours
Shape dough into balls and place on cookie sheet.
  • Bake at: 325 degrees for 17 minutes
  • Let them cool on wire racks for about 15 minutes. After they are cooled, roll the cookies in the powdered sugar. Store cookies in an airtight container.

And there you have it, ladies and gents. As always, enjoy!


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