Show Subscription Form




Mexican Wedding Cakes Recipe

Read Reviews (8)
5 8
Publisher Photo
As part of a Mexican tradition, I tucked these tender cookies into small gift boxes for the guests at my sister's wedding a few years ago. Most folks gobbled them up before they ever got home! —Sarita Johnston, San Antonio, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • Additional confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 177 calories, 13 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 103 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add flour and mix well. Stir in pecans.
  2. Shape tablespoonfuls into 2-in. crescents. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Roll warm cookies in confectioners' sugar; cool on wire racks. Yield: about 6 dozen.
Originally published as Mexican Wedding Cakes in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2001, p206

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 177 calories, 13 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 103 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Reviews for Mexican Wedding Cakes(8)

AVERAGE RATING
   (5)
RATING DISTRIBUTION
5 Star
 (5)
4 Star
 (0)
3 Star
 (0)
2 Star
 (0)
1 Star
 (0)
MY REVIEW
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
""
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2014

Made these for our wedding anniversary. Husband ate the whole batch! Very addicting.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2014 Edited Jan. 12, 2014

I'm a novice when it comes to cooking, so I was a bit nervous about trying this recipe. But I did and the cookies came out awesome! I made these to gift and everyone who received them loved them. In fact, I'm making another batch to give to some people who called asking for more. The only adjustment I made was that I baked them for a few more minutes (18-20) at 350 degrees. Thank you for sharing this recipe. :-)

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 31, 2009
See "Russian Tea Cakes".  It cuts the recipe in half.
MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2009
Smile As a suggestion, you might want to try Pop-Up Blocker on so you don't have that problem. That's not Taste of Home's fault. Anonymous
MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2008

I had no problem reading this recipe. I made these last year for Christmas gifts. These are great tasting cookies. I am making them again this year and many years to come.

Beth :)

Loading Image
Advertise with us
ADVERTISEMENT

Contests & Promotions

Contests & Promotions

Follow Us

Advertise with us ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise with us ADVERTISEMENT