{Katie’s Kitchen} Holiday Cookies- “Mexican Wedding Cookies”

Also, known as Russian Tea Cookies (same thing), these cookies are delicious and perfect to prepare for the holidays!

A great gift for friends or something to bring to a holiday party, Mexican Wedding Cookies are so easy to make! There are a few steps that do take some extra love and care to make them come out perfectly, but they will still work 😉

Start out heating your oven to 350 degrees.

Take 1 cup of softened butter (not melted) and mix with your 1/2 tsp of almond extract and 1/2 vanilla extract and 1/2 cup of powdered sugar. Whip with whisk until fluffy.

Gradually add in 2 cups of flour (I used all purpose flour), then start mixing in 1 cup of pecans (chopped very small).

Once everything is mixed, roll them into walnut sized balls and place on a cookie sheet. Put into the oven for 12-14 mins, or until the bottoms are a light brown color.

Once done, take out and place on a cooling rack before adding powdered sugar. You want the cookies to cool almost completely before you start rolling them in the powdered sugar or it will become a glaze and a mess!

Once they’re done…try not to eat them all! It was hard! A few of mine ended up being a little larger than walnut size, Tim helped me roll them and wanted “bigger” cookies 😉 He’s not a huge ‘nut person’ but he still loved these and was a little sad when I said I was taking them into work to share….I left him one on the counter 🙂

Do you have a different version of this recipe!? Tell me about it!!

Check out pictures of the steps of my cookies below!

I got the recipe here!


<3 Katie Ryan