Mexican Wedding Cookies, also known as Russian Tea Cakes or Snowball Cookies, are delightfully nutty little balls of powdered sugar covered goodness!  These classic holiday cookies come out every year at Christmas and everybody loves them!
Mexican Wedding Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins
 

Mexican Wedding Cookies, also known as Russian Tea Cakes or Snowball Cookies, are delightfully nutty little balls of powdered sugar covered goodness!  These classic holiday cookies come out every year at Christmas and everybody loves them!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Mexican wedding cookies, Russian tea cakes
Servings: 42 cookies
Calories: 85 kcal
Author: Amy Nash, House of Nash Eats
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped fine
  • Additional powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat mat.

  2. In a medium bowl, beat butter and vanilla until smooth and creamy, about 2-3 minutes. 

  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, powdered sugar and salt, then stir into the butter, mixing just until combined.  Mix in the chopped pecans. 

  4. Roll dough into 1 inch balls, and place them 1 inch apart on the prepared baking sheet.  Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly browned on the bottoms.  Remove from oven and wait just until they are cool enough to handle but still warm, then roll in powdered sugar and transfer to a separate plate of baking sheet.  Wait until cool, the roll in powdered sugar again to generously coat. 

  5. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts
Mexican Wedding Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 85 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 52mg 2%
Potassium 18mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Sugars 1g
Vitamin A 2.7%
Calcium 0.4%
Iron 2.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.