Mexican Wedding Cakes Recipe
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Mexican Wedding Cakes Recipe

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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: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:72 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 72 servings


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

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 88 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 41mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cream butter and 1 cup confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy; beat in vanilla. Gradually beat in flour. Stir in pecans.
  2. Shape tablespoons of dough into 2-in. crescents. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake until light brown, 12-15 minutes. Roll cookies in additional confectioners' sugar while warm; 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

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suefalk User ID: 6736080 258908
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2016

"Delicioso! A Christmas tradition in my family. Whether you call them Mexican Wedding Cakes, Pecan Puffs or Russian Tea Cakes - this is one recipe to save."

RelativeTaste User ID: 7301003 57736
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2014

"Mexican Wedding Cakes (we also call them Russian Tea Cakes) have been a family favorite for years. They are always part of our Christmas cookie plate."

DHeitz User ID: 7515084 39630
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2014

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

VeroG User ID: 5917603 101847
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. :-)"

gjretired User ID: 3149048 117506
Reviewed May. 31, 2009 Edited Jan. 30, 2017

"See "Russian Tea Cakes".? It cuts the recipe in half."

vamburn User ID: 2802614 130027
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2009 Edited Jan. 30, 2017

"So good."

b_layman_32 User ID: 723 75251
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2008 Edited Jan. 30, 2017

"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 :)"

Jordi User ID: 51521 41372
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2007 Edited Jan. 30, 2017

"Love these cookies!"

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