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Mexican Wedding Cakes

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Mexican Wedding Cakes
  • Prep 1 hr 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 54

Make this recipe a staple in your holiday cookie collection! Soft, buttery and perfectly nutty, you’ll have a hard time finding somebody who doesn’t like these delicious Mexican wedding cakes. Bonus: You only need seven ingredients to make these cookies, and they’re probably already in your pantry. MORE+ LESS-

August 28, 2018

Ingredients

1/2
cup powdered sugar
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
2
teaspoons vanilla
2
cups all-purpose flour
1
cup finely chopped or ground almonds or pecans
1/4
teaspoon salt
3/4
cup powdered sugar

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 325°F. In large bowl, beat 1/2 cup powdered sugar, the butter and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. On low speed, beat in flour, almonds and salt until dough forms.
  • 2
    Shape dough into 1-inch balls. On ungreased cookie sheets, place balls 1 inch apart.
  • 3
    Bake 13 to 17 minutes or until set but not brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool slightly, about 10 minutes.
  • 4
    Place 3/4 cup powdered sugar in small bowl. Roll cookies in powdered sugar. Cool completely, about 15 minutes. Roll in powdered sugar again. Cookies can be placed in an airtight container and freeze up to 3 weeks. Before serving, thaw the cookies and reroll them in powdered sugar.

Expert Tips

  • These rich butter cookies are also known as Russian Tea Cakes, Swedish Tea Cakes and Greek Wedding Cookies.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
70
Calories from Fat
40
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
7%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
11%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
35mg
1%
Potassium
25mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
7g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
3g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • You may know this cookie by many names: Mexican wedding cakes, Russian tea cakes, snowball cookies and butterballs are all names associated with these delicious, round cookies covered in powdered sugar. The history of Mexican wedding cakes is largely unknown. Some believe the recipe originated in Eastern Europe. Whatever the origin story, these cookies became increasingly popular in the twentieth century, typically served during special occasions like weddings and Christmas. Key ingredients in Mexican wedding cakes are pretty basic. Most recipes like this one call for butter, powdered sugar, flour, salt, vanilla and some type of ground nut. You can use almonds, pecans or even macadamia nuts depending on your personal preferences. You can buy nuts pre-ground at the grocery store, but it’s easy to ground whole nuts on your own if you have a food processor handy! These cookies are easy to make ahead of time and store, too. Learn how by reading this https://www.pillsbury.com/everyday-eats/desserts/cookies-bars/how-to-make-cookies, where you’ll also learn how to store other types of cookies, too. Can’t wait to start baking this holiday season? Plan all of your cookie recipes for your party platter by printing out this Mexican wedding cookies recipe and browsing the rest of our easy cookie recipes.

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