Mexican Wedding Cookies

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Mexican wedding cookies go by various names, including "Mexican wedding cakes." Whatever the name, you know the cookie: soft, tender, nutty, and coated in powdered sugar. It's a crowd-pleaser that can be made with any type of nut. The recipe is a Yu…

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  • 3/4 cup pecans
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar (for cookies)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups powdered sugar (for coating)
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    1. Finely chop pecans. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat butter and powdered sugar together on low speed to blend. Increase speed to medium and continue to beat until soft and light. Add chopped pecans and beat until distributed, scraping inside of bowl as needed. Add salt, vanilla, and flour and beat on low speed to blend. Scrape inside of bowl and beat again on low speed until dough is thoroughly combined. (Pro Tip: Feel free to substitute almonds or walnuts for pecans if you like.)
    2. Line 2 sheet pans with parchment paper.
    3. Scoop 30 portions of dough, about 1 tablespoon each, and shape each into a ball. Set on prepared baking sheets 1 inch apart. Chill pans in the refrigerator while oven preheats. (Pro Tip: Chilling the shaped cookies before baking helps them keep their shape in the oven.)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium1% DV20mg
    Fat14% DV9g
    Protein2% DV1g
    Carbs6% DV17g
    Fiber2% DV<1g
    Calories150Calories from Fat80
    Total Fat9g14%
    Saturated Fat4g20%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat80
    Total Carbohydrate17g6%
    Dietary Fiber<1g2%
    Vitamin A4%
    Vitamin C0%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Johnson 12 days ago
    They turned out great! I tweaked the timing a bit because I like super soft cookies/almost dough-like, so I cooked for 18 min. instead of 30.
    james 13 days ago
    great ,they smell and taste great very easy to make
    Sharyl a month ago
    I live in Minnesota and this cookie is our state cookie. I can't begin to tell you how many times I've made this recipe in 54 years of marriage. It one of our favorites and always a winner! Made me smile when I saw the recipe!!
    Karmen Reynolds 2 months ago
    delicious, so addictive! definitely need to chill for a bit longer than the recipe suggests, a few cookies had butter leaking out everywhere.