Mexican Wedding Cakes

Mexican Wedding Cakes

I actually got this recipe from my 9th grade Spanish teacher and have been making it for years. Thanks, Señora Schaffer wherever you are now! They are very easy to make and they melt in your mouth. For some reason these cookies go by a number of different names. I’ve heard people call them: Pecan Sandies, Butterballs, Snowball cookies, Russian Tea Cakes, Swedish Tea Cakes, Moldy Mice (ew?).

Instructions

  • 1. Beat together softened butter, salt 1/2 cup powdered sugar and vanilla. Slowly fold in flour, then pecans.
  • 2. Form into 1” balls; arrange on cookie sheet covered in parchment paper or a silicon baking sheet.
  • 3. Bake in preheated oven on 350°F for 15-18 minutes.
  • 4. Cool for a few minutes, then dredge in remaining powded sugar; let cool, then dredge once again.