Mexican Wedding Cookies

This past Saturday, we enjoyed one of our favorite Christmas traditions – paying a visit to my father-in-law at work. That may sound like a rather boring tradition…until you see this:

Visiting grandpa at work is the best part of your Christmas season when your Grandpa is one of “Santa’s Special Helpers!”

And what makes a better treat after a visit with Grandpa Santa then a big, steamy mug of hot chocolate served with some traditional Mexican Wedding Cookies?

Mexican Wedding Cookies

Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Cookies


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, divided
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cup flour
  • 1 cup ground pecans


  • In a mixing bowl, beat together butter and 1/4 c. powdered sugar until creamy and fluffy. Add remaining ingredients and beat until combined.
  • Roll dough into balls working with a teaspoon of dough at a time. (Dough can be chilled first for easier handling, if desired.) Place onto a cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for about 25 minutes, until set.
  • Pour remaining powdered sugar into a bowl. Roll warm cookies in powdered sugar and cool on a wire rack. Roll cookies in powdered sugar again after they are completely cooled, if desired.


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