Mexican Wedding Cookie Recipe

This Mexican wedding cookie recipe has been handed down from generation to generation. This cookie proves that basic ingredients mixed together well can taste delicious.


1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup powdered sugar
1 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup finely chopped pecans

1 cup powdered sugar for rolling cookie.

Large bowl
Small bowl
Cookie sheets

Step 1: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Step 2: In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream together butter, shortening, and 1 cup of powdered sugar.
Step 3: Gradually add 1 cup of flour and salt, combining with mixer.
Step 4: Add remaining 1 cup of flour and pecans, stirring with spoon. Dough will be stiff.
Step 5: Form dough into tablespoon size balls and place on cookie sheet 1 inch apart.
Step 6: Bake 15-20 minutes, or until cookies are lightly golden brown.
Step 7: In small bowl, add 1 cup of powdered sugar. While cookies are still warm, roll each one coating completely.

Makes about 36 cookies.