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Mexican Wedding Cookies

octubre 19, 2022

These are delicious and buttery, nut-filled classic Mexican cookies, they have a crumbly texture and a sweet powdered sugar coating!

Preparation Time: 20 mins

Cook: 15 mins

Additional: 1 hr 20 mins

Servings: 36


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup finely chopped almonds
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup powdered sugar, or more as needed


Step 1.
Beat butter and sugar in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Mix in vanilla and water. Add flour, almonds, and salt; beat on low speed until dough is just combined. Cover and chill for 1 to 3 hours.

Step 2.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

Step 3.
Shape chilled dough into 1-inch balls and place 2 inches apart onto unlined cookie sheets.

Step 4.
Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove cookies from the sheets and transfer to wire racks to cool, 20 to 30 minutes.

Step 5.
Place powdered sugar in a shallow bowl. Roll cooled cookies in powdered sugar to coat. Transfer to an airtight container and store at room temperature.