Mexican Wedding Cakes Recipe (or Russian Tea Cakes) Cookies

A family favorite Christmas cookie recipe.


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2.25 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped nuts
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • powdered sugar


  1. Heat oven to 400ºF.
  2. Mix butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, and vanilla.
  3. Stir in flour, nuts, and salt until dough holds together.
  4. Shape into 1 inch balls.
  5. Place 1 ink apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake 10-12 minutes or until set but not brown.
  7. Roll in powdered sugar when warm.
  8. Cool then roll in powdered sugar again.


Keywords: Cookies, Cookie, Mexican Food, Christmas Cookies, Snowballs


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