Happy first day of April! I can’t believe one of my very good friends is getting married this weekend. I am so happy for her and her fiance… they deserve the best! In honor of them, here are some delicious Mexican wedding cookies.
Frances and I have been friends since junior high. She is such a fun and lively individual who also isn’t scared to say what’s on her mind. I admire that about her. I am lucky enough to stand by Frances’ side as I am one of her bridesmaids, and on my big day, she will be next to me, too.
I wanted to share this delicious Mexican wedding cookie recipe since after all, it is wedding season!
For this recipe you will need:
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar (plus more for rolling the cookies)
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/2 cup chopped pecans
- Using a stand mixer or handheld mixer, mix the softened butter and powdered sugar until smooth and creamy.
- Add the flour, vanilla, salt and chopped pecans. Mix again until just combined.
- Place the entire bowl into the fridge and chill for 2 hours.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Using a spoon or small ice cream scoop, scoop out 1 Tbsp of cookie dough. Roll the dough between your hands so they form into perfect balls. (hehe)
- Place the cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheet. *The cookies will not rise or flatten; therefore, you can place them closely together.*
- Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool until you are able to handle them without burning your precious fingers.
Next… time to roll!
- Pour 1 cup powdered sugar into a mixing bowl. Roll the warm cookies into the sugar one at a time. The first layer will look uneven and almost melty (is that a word?!)
- Transfer the cookies to a wire rack and allow to cool completely.
- Roll each cookie in the powdered sugar once more until you have an even coating of powdered sugar.
That’s all it takes, guys! So easy and so delicious. I recommend eating these while sipping a fresh cup of coffee and sitting outside soaking up the beautiful spring sun.