Mexican Wedding Cakes

Mexican Wedding Cakes

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I actually got this recipe for Mexican wedding cakes from my 9th grade Spanish teacher and have been making it for years. Thanks, Señora Schaffer wherever you are now!

What else are Mexican wedding cookies called?

These cookies 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, Polvorones, Russian Tea Cakes, Swedish Tea Cakes, Moldy Mice (kinda weird ha ha). How can one cookie have so many different names?!

I admit though. I even call them by different names.  I’m making these around the holiday, I like to call them snow ball cookies. Any other time of the year, I usually call them Mexican wedding cakes. Too funny.

Making these Mexican wedding cookies as a part of your holiday baking?

If you’re doing a lot of holiday baking this year, be sure to check out my other cookies recipes and also my holiday yule log recipe!


  • 1. Beat together softened butter, salt, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and vanilla. Slowly add 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 or until just starting to turn golden brown.
  • 4. Cool for a few minutes, then dredge in remaining powded sugar; let cool, then dredge once again.