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Mexican Wedding Cookies

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Mexican Wedding Cookies


Mexican Wedding Cookies are tiny melt-in-your-mouth cookies that are known by many different names around the world. My grandmother used to call them Sugar Butter Balls.

The first time I posted this recipe online I was blown out of the water by all the responses. I felt that everyone had different names for these cookies.

List goes on. Russian Tea Cakes. Polvorones. Snowballs. Egyptian Feast. Nut Butter Balls. Norwegian Snowballs. Kourambie. Walnut Delights. Pecan Miniatures. Holiday Nuggets. Swedish Heirlooms. If I’ve missed your favorite name for them, please leave a comment here to let me know!

Wedding Cookies

Every time I bite into a wedding cookie, I’m transported to a time when I watched my grandmother roll them between her hands. She provided so many of my favorite foods as a child.

She would place the finished cookies onto a platter, and to my young eyes everything looked so beautiful. I love these Mexican cookies more than any other Christmas treat.

I’d try sneaking them from the tray before it was time but I’m fairly certain that the powdered sugar always left a ring of evidence around my mouth. Grandmother always made these.



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