Mexican Wedding Cookies

Mexican Wedding Cookies
Recipe by Dragon

I first made these cookies for a Latin food inspired party this past summer. People went crazy for them, including a Mexican chef who insisted that the next time I visit his restaurant, I am to bring him another batch of these cookies.

I didn't expect that reaction but I was definitely pleased. Since then, several people have requested these delicious cookies and after one bite, you'll know exactly why. Enjoy!

Makes: 4 dozen cookies

1 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup confectioners sugar
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped

Confectioner sugar (for rolling baked cookies)


1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together butter and confectioners sugar until light and fluffy.

2. Add the vanilla, mix.

3. Whisk together the flour and salt. Add the flour mix to the butter mixture. Mix until just combined, don't over mix.

4. Stir in walnuts with a spoon. Cover and chill the dough for 1/2 hour.

5. Preheat oven to 325F.

6. Shape balls of dough into 1 1/2 inch crescents. Place on parchment lined baking sheets and bake for 12-15 minutes or just until the cookies start to turn light golden-brown.

7. Remove the cookies from the oven and allow to cool slightly until they are cool enough to handle. Roll each cookie in powdered sugar until evenly coated.

8. Cool cookies completely on wire racks. Once the cookies have cooled completely, roll the cookies in powdered sugar a second time once.


Sumi said...

absolutely delicious cookies. I always make them with almonds, want to try this recipe with walnuts next time.

Cheryl said...

Oh...another lovely recipe. Thank you Paula, I know three little people that would dig these. :)

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

When I get over my sugar high from the holidays these are next on my list, maybe after your Portuguese honey cakes.

Priya Suresh said...

Irresistible delicious cookies..

Mila said...

MMMM I love these cookies...

Bunny said...

What a nice compliment from the chef! They look wonderful!

Mary Bergfeld said...

These look absolutely delicious. I am new to your blog and have just spent some extra time browsing through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Rita said...

These sure look wonderful; I used to make them with pecans. Going to check you out your recipes. love to find another Canadian Blogger.

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