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Mexican Wedding Cookies with Pecans
Mexican Wedding Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins

A recipe for Mexican Wedding Cookies (also know as snowball cookies), a buttery, melt-in-your-mouth cookie rolled in powdered sugar.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Mexican Wedding Cookies
Servings: 16
Calories: 320 kcal
Author: Kelly Anthony
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature (do NOT use salted butter)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup ground pecans
  • 1 1/2 cup confectioners (powdered) sugar
  1. Preheat the oven to 325° and have ready a baking sheet lined with either parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together flour and sea salt. Set aside until ready to use.

  3. Add the butter and sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. If you do not have a stand mixer, use a large mixing bowl and a handheld mixer. Beat on medium-high speed until well-combined. Add the vanilla and mix once more.

  4. Turn the mixer down to low, and slowly incorporate the flour mixture, followed by the ground pecans.

  5. Scoop dough a tablespoon at a time, form it into a round, and place dough balls on baking sheet about 1 1/2" apart. Bake for 15 minutes, and transfer to a wire rack to completely cool.

  6. Place the powdered sugar in a gallon-sized zip top bag. Add about a dozen cookies to the bag at a time, and gently toss to coat. Serve and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

Makes 36-40 cookies.


Do NOT substitute salted butter for this recipe!

Nutrition Facts
Mexican Wedding Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 320 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 184mg8%
Potassium 60mg2%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 360IU7%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.