Mexican Cookie Recipes

Traditional Mexican cookies, like biscochitos and wedding cookies, and not-so-traditional margarita balls are all within reach with our trusted Mexican cookie recipes.

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Mexican Wedding Cakes I

Rating: 4.31 stars
Rich, delicate, pretty cookie for Holiday or party trays. Melts in your mouth. Easy to make, just a little labor intensive. The less you handle this dough, the more delicate the finished cookie.

Polvorones de Canele (Cinnamon Cookies)

Rating: 4.39 stars
A Mexican-style cookie rolled in cinnamon sugar.

Anise Seed Borrachio Cookies

Rating: 4.48 stars
You must find some time to make these cookies because are simply delicious; one of my best friend's favorites. They are classic sugar cookies with the blended flavors of vanilla, anise and rum.

Biscochitos I

Rating: 4.22 stars
This cookie is traditional in Taos, New Mexico. This particular recipe was given to me by my mother, Margaret Miera Romero.

Mexican Oatmeal Cookies

Rating: 4.17 stars
This is my most-requested cookie recipe.

Mexican Brownies

Rating: 4.56 stars
I found this recipe a while ago, but I changed it quite a bit, so here is my version. This type of brownie is not too sweet nor too dense. I would definitely say this is a mature brownie.

Mexican Wedding Cookies

Rating: 4.55 stars
Delicious nutty cookies that are rolled in powdered sugar. These are perfect for any special occasion.

Biscochitos Traditional Cookies

Rating: 4.59 stars
This is New Mexico's traditional cookie. A great thick sugar cookie that is dusted with cinnamon-sugar. The traditional shape is fleur-de-lis, but use your favorite cookie cutters if you like.
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Marranitos (Mexican Pig-Shaped Cookies)

Rating: 4.51 stars
Marranitos (or cochinos, or puerquitos, as are they are called in some Mexican-American communities) are often called 'Gingerbread Pigs,' although they don't actually have ginger in them - and no cinnamon either. In fact, traditional marranitos get their delicious spicy-brown goodness from molasses. This recipe is a trans-pecos region variation, it uses the non-traditional addition of cinnamon. You may wish to try also adding a bit of dry ground ginger, and you may use a milk wash instead of an egg wash.

Mexican Wedding Cakes II

Rating: 4.6 stars
Light, crunchy, round, buttery balls, with chopped nuts in them, coated with confectioner's sugar. These look nice when placed on a tray in the mini paper cupcake liners.

Chef John's Chili Chocolate Cookies

Rating: 4.65 stars
Just like adding a pinch of salt to dessert recipes makes them even sweeter and more delicious, the addition of pepper in this cookie really makes the chocolate even more chocolaty. The cookies aren't really spicy, but you can definitely tell something strange and wonderful is happening.

Mexican Sugar Cookies

Rating: 4.15 stars
Cut-out cookies rolled in sugar and cinnamon.

Inspiration and Ideas

Mexican Wedding Cookies
"Excellent cookie. I used pecans since it was all I had. Perfect cookie for any occasion." – Cookie
Chef John's Chili Chocolate Cookies
Bittersweet chocolate, Kahlua, cinnamon, and cayenne give these cookies deep, dark, wonderful chocolate flavor.