Mexican Wedding Cookies

Slowly getting back in the kitchen and decided to go the easy route for a quick recipe. Michael loves these. Some call it "Mexican Cake" or "Tea Cookies". They have a shortbread type texture and very addictive. The recipe comes from an old Home Economics Teacher's cookbook that both our mothers used.  

Mexican Wedding Cookies
(adapted from "Favorite Recipes of Alabama Vocational Home Economics Teachers") 
(Makes about 3 dozen)

1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup finely chopped nuts
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla

Cream butter and sugar.
Add flour gradually, mixing well.
Add the nuts and vanilla.
Shape the dough into small balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for 15-18 minutes at 350.
Roll the cookies in powdered sugar before they cool.

Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy


  1. Something sweet right now would taste good.

  2. Ugh - makes me wish I was not currently without an oven.

  3. How many does it make? I might have to double the recipe!

  4. If I ever come see you in the Pacific NW, will you make some for me? Wedding cookies have always been one of my favorites. Thanks for the recipe!

  5. What temperature for the oven?


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