Mexican Wedding Cakes

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Recipe: Mexican Wedding Cakes

Summary: December 7 - A Cookie A Day Until Christmas!  I’m not sure how these cookies got their name, but it’s a little condescending to all the wedding planners south of the border. As if they can't make a legitimate wedding cake.... I think they’re also called Russian Tea Cakes, which makes more sense. Whatever, I love them! They’re beautiful, little bundles of buttery, nutty LOVE and no Christmas Cookie plate would be complete without them.


  • 2 cups butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4½ cups flour
  • 1½ cups pecans, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Powdered sugar


  1. Cream butter and powdered sugar. Add vanilla, dry ingredients and pecans.
  2. Roll in small balls, 1½ - 2". Bake at 350° for 10 minutes, until just lightly brown.
  3. While warm, roll cookies in powdered sugar.
  4. When cookies are completely cool, roll in powdered sugar again.
  5. Mmmmm, lovely.
Mexican wedding cakes

Mexican wedding cakes

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