STREAMING NOW: Jamie's Super Food

Christy's Mexican Wedding Cookies

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“I chose these cookies for a cookie exchange I was in this past Christmas. **They were a huge hit** I had a few recipes for them, but I hadn't ever used them & I was afraid that they wouldn't live up to what I remembered as a child. Mostly because most of the Mexican wedding cookies I have tasted from others were too salty. So I figured out the ingredients / measurements that worked best for me.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven at 350°F.
  2. Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl with a fork. Add 2tsp. Vanilla flavoring and 1 ½ Cup Pecans. Fold in 2 ½ cups flour with fork till evenly mixed. Dough will be crumbly. Mold into small balls no bigger than the size of a walnut. Roll through powdered sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake in oven for 12 to 15 minutes. Once cookies are cooled, take off cookie sheets and roll in powdered sugar, or shake a few times in a sack of powdered sugar. Store in cool, dry place.
  4. YIELD: Makes approximately 3 dozen (Depending on the size of your balls).

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a