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Mexican Wedding Cakes Recipe

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. YIELD:72 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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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."

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

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

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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. :-)"

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gjretired User ID: 3149048 117506
Reviewed May. 31, 2009

"See "Russian Tea Cakes".  It cuts the recipe in half.
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vamburn User ID: 2802614 130027
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"

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b_layman_32 User ID: 723 75251
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 :)"

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anonymous User ID: 5520322 90230
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2007

"Before I could even get this recipe read--an ad came up OVER the screen and there was no way to 'cancel' it! This is very annoying!"

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Jordi User ID: 51521 41372
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2007

"Love these cookies!"

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