This is the best recipe I've tried for the cookies usually called 'Mexican wedding cookies'. These just kind of melt in your mouth with no need to chew on them. The pecan taste is incredible. They are a must for every Christmas reunion with my family.

Carla
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Ingredients

90
Original recipe yields 90 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Mash together the flour, butter, pecans, and 1/4 cup of confectioners' sugar in a bowl until the mixture is thoroughly combined and forms a soft dough. Pinch off about 2 teaspoons of dough per cookie, and roll into 3/4-inch balls. Place the balls on ungreased cookie sheets.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the bottoms of the cookies are lightly golden brown but the tops are still pale, 8 to 12 minutes.

  • Let the cookies cool completely, then roll in remaining confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts

92.4 calories; protein 1g 2% DV; carbohydrates 6.5g 2% DV; fat 7.2g 11% DV; cholesterol 10.8mg 4% DV; sodium 29.2mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2010
This is just like the recipe I have used for years. Many variations can be done one of which is tinting the dough with colors to match the the holiday or season. this is a must try recipe!!!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/20/2010
Disappointed. These cookies crumbled too easily. I lost at least 60% before every being able to serve them. Also need to be careful with the size. Make sure the balls are no bigger than a quarter or they taste too floury. Read More
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19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2010
This is just like the recipe I have used for years. Many variations can be done one of which is tinting the dough with colors to match the the holiday or season. this is a must try recipe!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2010
These were a huge hit. Yes they are nutty and buttery. So if that doesn't suit you these are not for you!:) I also rolled them in confec. sugar about 2 - 3 minutes out of the oven. This made the sugar melt onto the cookie which made them sweeter. Very good. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/20/2010
Disappointed. These cookies crumbled too easily. I lost at least 60% before every being able to serve them. Also need to be careful with the size. Make sure the balls are no bigger than a quarter or they taste too floury. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2010
yummmmmy. This recipe is so simple and so delicious. My 4 year old made them with me and they came out perfect. I halved the recipe since I thought that 90 seemed like a lot but I was wrong. They are pop in your mouth good and were a huge hit for all ages. Loved using only 4 ingredients. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2010
These are also traditional cookies in my family too. I had lost the recipe and couldn't find it--so glad to find it here. Thanks so much! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2010
I live overseas so I cannot get typical ingredients. I made a very modified version...Used 1/2 butter 1/2 shortening and almonds that I ground very fine. Still YUMMY! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2010
These tasted wonderful and looked pretty too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2010
These are pretty good but I think they taste a bit too "floury" Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2016
First I made according to recipe only I used 1/2 cup poedered sugar but I still thought they were rather unsweetened &floury tasting. Second time I made them I used the pound of softened butter and 1/2 cup of granulated sugar I whipped butter and sugar until light and fluffy added pecans and flour. MUCH more tender and tasty Read More
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